|Victims of the Forest|
|Author||PASSMORE, Keith - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author|
|Synopsis||This Medieval tragedy is based partly on and inspired by ‘The Pardoner’s Tale’ from ‘The Canterbury Tales’ by Geoffrey Chaucer.
Set in the 14th Century in the south west of England, the action is sparked by the burning of an alleged witch in the fictitious village of Breenham, Joe’s bid to avenge the killing of his best friend and the deception and greed of the killers, who flee to the forest. The play also revolves round the poaching of deer by a banished monk, the formidable Gert and her sons, the eventual demise of Joe and some of his companions and an ultimate dramatic event in the forest. This play is yet to be performed.
|Cast||5 F and 28 M (two roles of which could easily be played by Females). Several roles can easily be doubled. (minimum 33)|
Full details are given in script. Characters age between 12 years (one only) and 40 years plus. There is scope for the doubling of parts as mentioned above.
|Production||The play lends itself to simple staging and lighting, using computerised projections onto the back wall to create scenery. The author has provided suggestions. This play should be performed by Upper College students and adults.|
|Status||Available for performance|
|Contact Details: http://offthewallplays.com/2013/11/11/victims-forest-medieval-plays (for other licences please contact the Author)|
Keith is a retired Drama teacher who emigrated to New Zealand in 1975.and has since lived in Auckland. He travels frequently to Europe, Asia and the USA and has a passion for France.He has written and directed a number of plays for children, teenagers and adults. He has also been an active member of amateur dramatic societies and has enjoyed a brief journey into professional theatre. However, life has not been brief and he is always searching for fresh ideas despite his age. He also submits English resources to a UK teaching organisation.