ACRISIUS – MODERN CLASSIC GREEK PLAYS
King Acrisius rules the Kingdom of Argos, with the help of Parliament. During his reign, Parliament grows strong and demands greater powers. Eventually, they vote on whether Acrisius should be allowed to rule: if Acrisius does not find a legitimate heir, they will impeach him.
The daughter of Acrisius is Danae. Because she is female, she is not regarded as worthy of ruling.
Acrisius desperately tries to marry, and then to produce a son.
In the meantime, Danae is visited by Zeus, and the two of them enjoy conjugal relations. Their offspring is born. A boy, called Perseus.
Author: Jethro Dykes
Genre: Modern classic Greek plays
Type: Five act play
Length: 2 – 2.5 hours
Cast: 19 main characters plus small non speaking parts
Ages of the actors: Young adult to older
Suitable for: All ages
Set: The Court at Argos
Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – Getting the phrasing correct without sounding singsong and sounding natural
Cost is $5 for this full length digital script
Copyright © May 2015 Jethro Dykes and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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