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The Monkey's Paw - A Victorian Ghost Story - PDF

Paul Thain from W. W. Jacobs

Published by Cyberpress

3 Male 2 Female

The Monkey's Paw is a famous supernatural short story by W. W. Jacobs

It tells the macabre tale of an ordinary family given three wishes

The wishes are granted

But they come at a terrible cost

For almost 120 years, this central premise has inspired many adaptations on stage, screen and radio, some good, most bad

But here Paul Thain has summoned his award-winning skills to breathe fresh life into the archaic source to create a compelling psychological ghost story, setting it by candle light and employing sound to terrifying effect

Cast: M4,F2 or M3,F2 (doubling)

Single set

One-act runs about 30 minutes

TO READ THE OPENING SCENE, click here

FOR THE PAPERBACK EDITION, click here

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