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Illustration by Emma Weston.

King Arthur and the Magic Sword

Frederick Gaines, playwright


48 pgs. 2 female, 12 male +ensemble
Originally produced in CTC’s 1985-1986 season
Run Time: 90 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 6+


Set in 5th Century Britain, the Roman Empire is in disarray, and throughout Britain warlords continually battle for the right to be called Pendragon, chief ruler of the land. Raised by Merlin the Magician, Arthur is destined for greatness and is the only one who can wield the powerful sword, Excalibur, to lead his nation to victory.

“King Arthur and the Magic Sword speaks to the special child (and there are many): the adolescent who sees grave wrongs in the ways of the world and vows to right them; the shining young spirit untarnished by adult (or peer) stupidity and power struggles, who believes that the strength and sincerity of his mission to banish injustices will cleave a path to human equality and harmony.”Twin Cities Reader

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
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