The Arabian Nights

Nora Louise Syran

Published by Cyberpress

Large Mixed Cast

Sheherazade will not see the sun rise if she fails to please the Sultan with her story-telling

Watch how she weaves her stories together night after night, for 1001 nights

In 20 minutes

"A large cast ensemble adaptation of the classic tale. A lovely retelling of the Arabian Nights, lots of roles for a whole class performance, including children having the opportunity to play several different parts. Great ideas for costume and presentation. Ensemble piece with lots of opportunity for group chanting/dancing with Sinbad, Ali baba etc" ~ Kirsty Y

25 roles; 13 Females, 10 Males, & 2 Males or Females

Flexible casting; everyone gets a speaking part

Perfect for the end of the year school class play, school assembly, drama class production or in-class reading

Includes costume and basic staging suggestions

Themes: Story-telling, story-within-story, chants/raps, ensemble cast, honesty, courage, intelligence, forgiveness, power, men and women, Sinbad the Sailor, Alibaba and the 40 Thieves, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, The Fisherman and the Genie, The Tale of the Search for the Camel, Short play, Large Cast, Script

To read the opening scenes, click here


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