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Three Murders, a Suicide and a Near Miss

by Alison Chaplin

A comedy based on Shakespeare’s tragic Othello. The powerful play is transformed into a farcical melodrama, with the stock characters of villain, hero, heroine and fool. Introduced by an Announcer, the script mixes modern characterisation with melodramatic farce, but still retains all the essential elements of the original story. Appealing to adults and children alike, and simple to stage, it offers a lively introduction to Shakespeare.

If you are giving a public performance of this play you must purchase a performing rights licence, available below.

Cast: 22
Runtime: 45 mins
Age Range:KS2, KS3
Genre: comedy
adaptation
drama
Shakespeare
Type: one act

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This play can be purchased as a download-only version in Acrobat (pdf) format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (or a similar PDF reader).

This version DOES NOT include performing rights.

This version includes a Full Cast/Character List, Production Notes with suggestions for props, costumes and staging, and Follow-On Activities for further work in the classroom.

ISBN: 978-1-906153-38-0
Price: £10.00
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Paperback

Supplied as a paperback copy. Post and packaging rates apply.

Includes some performing rights within the price.

This version DOES NOT include production notes or follow-on activities.

ISBN: 978-1-906153-17-5
Price: £15.00
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Performing Rights Licence

Note: some versions do not include performing rights within the price. If you are giving a performance of this play, then you will need a performing rights licence for any version that does not explicitly include it. The licence allows you to give up to five public performances of this play and is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. For longer performance runs, please contact info@artsonthemove.co.uk.

ISBN: n/a
Price: £20.00
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+44 (0)161 881 0868

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