The Covetous Councilman
Other Plays by J. H. Bealmear
Bealmear, J. H. (American playwright, 19__-____), “The Covetous Councilman,”
a __-minute dramatized folk tale in English, set in Turkey, ____,
© 1971 by Sylvia E. Kamerman
• in Dramatized Folk Tales of the World: A Collection of 50 One-Act Plays—Royalty-Free Adaptations of Stories from Many Lands, edited by Sylvia E. Kamerman (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Plays, Inc., 1971), ISBN 0823800040, containing: African trio / Barbara Winther -- The secret of the wishing well / Eleanor D. Leuser -- Lady Moon and the thief / Claire Boinko -- The tiger catcher / Ethel McFarlan -- Plum Blossom and the dragon / Deborah Newman -- Triumph for two / Hazel W. Corson -- Robin Hood outwits the sheriff / Constance Whitman Baher -- A most special dragon / David Ferguson -- The wise people of Gotham / Eleanor D. Leuser -- The stolen tarts / Lida Lisle Molloy -- King Arthur and his knights / Olive J. Morley -- Pierre Patelin / Helene Koon -- The price of eggs / Mary Ann Nicholson -- The musicians of Bremen Town / Walter Roberts -- Merry Tyll and the three robbers / Adele Thane -- King Midas / Mercedes Gardner and Jean Shannon Smith -- One wish too many / Jean Feather -- A gift for Hans Brinker / Adele Thane -- The tiger, the brahman, and the jackal / Gladys V. Smith -- Finn McCool / May Lynch -- The bridge to Killybog Fair / Frances B. Watts -- The leprechaun shoemakers / Frances B. Watts -- The king and the bee / Virginia Payne Whitworth -- The magic grapes / Eleanor D. Leuser -- The magic box / Mary Nygaard Peterson -- The ogre who built a bridge / Frances Mapp -- The peach tree kingdom / Rosemary G. Musil -- The great samurai sword / Barbara Winter -- A spouse for Susie Mouse / Faye E. Head -- Pepe and the cornfield bandit / Claire Boiko -- The king who was bored / Adele Thane -- The sleeping mountains / Barbara Winther -- The olive jar / Ethel McFarlan -- Peter and the wolf / Sylvia Chermak -- Stone soup / James Buechler -- Fish in the forest / Hazel W. Corson -- Quick-witted Jack / Jean Feather -- Simple Olaf / Mary Nygaard Peterson -- The builder of the wall / Helen Roberts -- The magic cloak / Virginia Payne Whitworth -- King Horn / Margaret C. Hall -- Pedro and the burro / Mary Nygaard Peterson -- The baker's neighbor / Adele Thane -- Dame Fortune and Don Money / Hazel W. Corson -- A test for William Tell / Helen Roberts -- The covetous councilman -- J.H. Bealmear -- Big Paul Bunyan / Adele Thane -- The Indian boy without a name / Rod Vahl -- A gift from Johnny Appleseed / Helene Whittaker -- Baron Barnaby's box / J.G. Colson;
• script/rights available from Plays, Inc., 8 Arlington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116, U.S.A., HTTP://ISBNDB.COM/D/PUBLISHER/PLAYS_INC.HTML...
• Cited in Play Index 1968-1972: An Index to 3,848 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1973).
• Also cited in Play Index, 1983-1987: An Index to 3,964 Plays, edited by Juliette Yaakov (____-____) and John Greenfieldt (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1988), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, 522 pp.
_____ (m), carpenter; _____ (m), councilman; _____ (f), mayor’s wife; _____ (f), carpenter’s wife.
“Mayor’s wife foils Councilman’s crafty scheme to cheat poor carpenter and his wife out of savings.”—Play Index 1968-1972: An Index to 3,848 Plays, p. 20.
“Mayor’s wife foils Councilman’s crafty scheme to cheat poor carpenter and his wife out of savings.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 24.
“Based on Turkish folktale.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 24.
carpentry, cheating, councilman, exploitation, fraud, marriage, mayor, politician, poverty, savings, scheme, spouse, Turkey, victim.