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My Emperor's New Clothes, by Larry Shue

 

Musical play for children in 1 act, from a story by Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service

Place and Time: "Mango, capital of Mango-Chutney... a small but busily happy kingdom," "the present -- not, perhaps, the present as we know it, but as everyone knows it should be, before the business of growing up makes him forget"

Persons of the Play:

FIRST MAN

SECOND MAN

SON

MOTHER

LITTLE GIRL

YOUNGER LITTLE GIRL

PONY

M, the whole of the Royal Army of Mango-Chutney

PRINCESS FARTHINGALE

F, daughter of the Emperor, not worldly-wise but willing to learn

EMPEROR

M, whimsical

SCOUT

MR. SKREECH

M, Ambassador from Bulgravia, enemy of Mango-Chutney, comic villain

CLODNEY

M, also Ambassador from Bulgravia, comic villain, brawny

CHORUS of men, women, boys, girls

WEAVER

Set: interiors and exteriors

Productions: Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois, 1968

Bloomington cast:

  • FIRST MAN: Bob Aseltine (a/k/a Rob Alton)
  • SECOND MAN: Richard Ticknor
  • MOTHER: Jane Wynn
  • LITTLE GIRL: Jayne Malazza
  • YOUNGER LITTLE GIRL: Trudi Rippi
  • PONY: Richard Jenkins
  • PRINCESS: Sharon Jenkins
  • MR. SKREECH: Joe Gneisen
  • CLODNEY: Roger Danchik
  • EMPEROR: Craig Mahlstedt
  • SCOUT: Carol Frieburg
  • WEAVER: John Addis

Quoted material above is taken directly from the published text of the play.

Larry Shue, an appreciation
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Last update: Tuesday, 27 December 2011.
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