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All's Well That Ends As You Like It

  • Michael Green
  • Short Play, Comedy, Contemporary, 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • 9M, 3F
  • ISBN: 9780573000089

Contained in the volume Four Plays for Coarse Actors in which the plays are presented as parodies of four dramatic styles.

  • Short Play
  • Comedy
  • 30 minutes

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Exterior Set
  • Cautions: No Special Cautions

  • Performance Group:
  • Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student
From the volume Four Plays for Coarse Actors, this comedy ("from an idea by William Shakespeare" and "set in the Forest of Solihull") pushes the genius of the Bard to its utmost limits, while managing to filch lines from most of his own plays. 

Cues are missed, effects fail, props are lost or in the wrong place, furniture and scenery collapses but the Coarse Actors struggles gamefully on throughout. Apart from the essentials, the settings can be simple or elaborate, as facilities permit.

Premiere Production: First performed as part of The Coarse Acting Show at the Cathedral Hall, Edinburgh, on August 22nd, 1977.
  • Casting: 9M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Room for Extras, Flexible casting
  • Casting Notes: Plus extras

  • FREDERIGO - a deposed Duke
    DRONIO - his son
    TESTICULO - a clown
    MUD - a loon
    BRONCHIO - a usurping Duke
    FRIAR CRUCIBLE - a holy man
    DELIA - daughter to Bronchio
    GROT - another loon
    DRACULA - a nurse