The Distracted Scholar's Guide to Literature and Drama
by Peter Bloedel

Productions (28)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m, 12 either (8-40 actors possible: 4-20 f, 4-20 m)
  • Set: Minimal
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-008-8

The Distracted Scholar's Guide to Literature and Drama
by Peter Bloedel

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Productions (28)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m, 12 either (8-40 actors possible: 4-20 f, 4-20 m)
  • Set: Minimal

Short attention span? This play offers to teach the audience everything they'd ever need to know about the major movements and works in Western literature and drama. Well...kind of. The audience is given a comic "fast-forward" tour of authors, playwrights, and poets including the likes of Sophocles, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Jane Austen. Major movements in literary and dramatic history, like the Enlightenment and Romanticism, are taught as the actors portray a hilarious "mash-up" between Frankenstein and Pride and Prejudice, as well as other unlikely pairings and synopses. The play is replete with ghosts, villains, and common plot devices, and burns through the other major periods in literary history culminating in a fast-paced handling of movies and "The Great Summer Blockbuster!" A lesson in literature and drama was never so fun!

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Short attention span? This play offers to teach the audience everything they'd ever need to know about the major movements and works in Western literature and drama. Well...kind of. The audience is given a comic "fast-forward" tour of authors, playwrights, and poets including the likes of Sophocles, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Jane Austen. Major movements in literary and dramatic history, like the Enlightenment and Romanticism, are taught as the actors portray a hilarious "mash-up" between Frankenstein and Pride and Prejudice, as well as other unlikely pairings and synopses. The play is replete with ghosts, villains, and common plot devices, and burns through the other major periods in literary history culminating in a fast-paced handling of movies and "The Great Summer Blockbuster!" A lesson in literature and drama was never so fun!

  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m, 12 either (8-40 actors possible: 4-20 f, 4-20 m)
  • Set: Minimal
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-008-8

Production History

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Location
JUL 28, 2017 - JUL 28, 2017
Topeka Civic Theatre
Topeka, KS United States
Topeka Civic Theatre Topeka, KS United States
MAY 30, 2017 - JUN 30, 2017
Blue Valley High School
Overland Park, KS United States
Blue Valley High School Overland Park, KS United States
MAY 19, 2017 - MAY 20, 2017
Barrington Community Theatre
Barrington, RI United States
Barrington Community Theatre Barrington, RI United States
MAY 19, 2017 - MAY 19, 2017
Northwestern Middle School
Winsted, CT United States
Northwestern Middle School Winsted, CT United States
MAY 12, 2017 - MAY 12, 2017
Providence Extension Program
Jacksonville, FL United States
Providence Extension Program Jacksonville, FL United States
MAY 11, 2017 - MAY 11, 2017
Dyer County High School
Newbern, TN United States
Dyer County High School Newbern, TN United States
MAY 10, 2017 - MAY 11, 2017
Mount De Sales Middle School Drama
Macon, GA United States
Mount De Sales Middle School Drama Macon, GA United States
APR 27, 2017 - APR 27, 2017
City Of Palmdale/Palmdale Playhouse
Palmdale, CA United States
City Of Palmdale/Palmdale Playhouse Palmdale, CA United States
APR 27, 2017 - APR 28, 2017
Parkland Composite High School Performing Arts Department
Edson, AB Canada
Parkland Composite High School Performing Arts Department Edson, AB Canada
APR 04, 2017 - APR 04, 2017
Brickell Academy At Old Donation School
Virginia Beach, VA United States
Brickell Academy At Old Donation School Virginia Beach, VA United States
MAR 01, 2017 - MAR 18, 2017
Cary Christian School
Cary, NC United States
Cary Christian School Cary, NC United States
FEB 04, 2017 - FEB 04, 2017
Matoaca High School
Chesterfield, VA United States
Matoaca High School Chesterfield, VA United States
FEB 03, 2017 - FEB 11, 2017
Arroyo Grande High School
Arroyo Grande, CA United States
Arroyo Grande High School Arroyo Grande, CA United States
JAN 28, 2017 - FEB 04, 2017
Cromwell Wright School
Cromwell, MN United States
Cromwell Wright School Cromwell, MN United States
JAN 27, 2017 - JAN 29, 2017
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School
Glyndon, MN United States
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School Glyndon, MN United States
JAN 27, 2017 - JAN 28, 2017
Spring Grove Public School
Spring Grove, MN United States
Spring Grove Public School Spring Grove, MN United States
JAN 21, 2017 - JAN 30, 2017
Fairfield High School Speech Team
Fairfield, IA United States
Fairfield High School Speech Team Fairfield, IA United States
DEC 17, 2016 - DEC 17, 2016
Marco Antonio Firebaugh
Lynwood, CA United States
Marco Antonio Firebaugh Lynwood, CA United States
DEC 08, 2016 - DEC 22, 2016
United Learning Academy
Ann Arbor, MI United States
United Learning Academy Ann Arbor, MI United States
NOV 14, 2016 - NOV 18, 2016
N/A
Columbus, OH United States
N/A Columbus, OH United States
NOV 03, 2016 - NOV 03, 2016
Shekou International School
Shenzhen, LA China
Shekou International School Shenzhen, LA China
NOV 02, 2016 - NOV 03, 2016
Moon Valley HS Theatre
Phoenix, AZ United States
Moon Valley HS Theatre Phoenix, AZ United States
OCT 22, 2016 - OCT 22, 2016
Mozingo Center for Creative Arts
Lake St Louis, MO United States
Mozingo Center for Creative Arts Lake St Louis, MO United States
JUN 25, 2016 - JUN 25, 2016
Mountlake Terrace High School
Lincoln, NE United States
Mountlake Terrace High School Lincoln, NE United States
JUN 03, 2016 - JUN 03, 2016
Success Academy High School Of The Liberal Arts
New York, NY United States
Success Academy High School Of The Liberal Arts New York, NY United States
MAY 27, 2016 - JUN 05, 2016
Pelican Playhouse
Miami Springs, FL United States
Pelican Playhouse Miami Springs, FL United States
MAY 24, 2016 - MAY 24, 2016
Innovation Academy
Palestine, TX United States
Innovation Academy Palestine, TX United States
MAR 19, 2016 - MAR 19, 2016
Mountlake Terrace High School
Mountlake Terrace, WA United States
Mountlake Terrace High School Mountlake Terrace, WA United States
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JUL 28, 2017 - JUL 28, 2017
Topeka Civic Theatre
Topeka, KS United States
Topeka Civic Theatre Topeka, KS United States
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