Bloodline, or Hanged in Their Own Family Tree
Other Plays by Richard S. Dunlop
Dunlop, Richard S. (American playwright, 19__-____), “Bloodline, or Hanged in Their Own Family Tree,”
a 70-minute sing-along musical mellerdrammer in English, set in _____, _____,
© 1999 by Richard S. Dunlop;
• in Richard S. Dunlop’s Bloodline, or Hanged in Their Own Family Tree (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 1999), SF 4092;
• script/rights available from Samuel French, Inc., 45 West 25th Street, New York, New York 10010-2751, U.S.A., e-mail email@example.com, http://www.samuelfrench.com, telephone 212-206-8990, fax 212-206-1429.
• Cited in 1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays, vol 1, (Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.: The Scarecrow Press, 1995), ISBN 0810829851, 273 pp.
_____ (m), __, honest young fellow; _____ (m), __, wealthy physician; Granny (f), __, surprisingly liberated; _____ (f), __, orphaned, innocent damsel.
“It is thoroughly modern but with a traditional plot: orphaned, innocent damsel prefers honest young fellow but is pursued by wealthy physician. Everything's settled by a surprisingly liberated ‘Granny.’
“Seventeen or more old time musical favorites. 1 or 2 pianos. Simple exterior. An entertainment gem suitable for all groups. Includes production notes, ideas and interpretive hints. . . . It's a satirical delight with a preposterous story requiring outrageous overacting and performer villainy of course. The few props and easy costumes make it a very economical show to do that can be enjoyed on different levels. Running time 70 min. to 2 hours, depending on extensiveness of olio and integrated side business.”
audience participation, culture clash, melodrama, olio, orphan, sing-along.