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By: Peter FentonAdd to Wish List
Script: $7.50
Notebook Script: $16.75
   (8.5 x 11 3-ring binder with large margins for notes)
First Performance Royalty: $65.00
Each Additional Performance: $65.00
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Type: Full Length Play
Genre: Comedy
Themes: Medieval, Betrayal
Running Time: 90 minutes
Speaking Cast: 7-8 females, 7-8 males, 1-4 either, 15-20 total cast
Flexibility: 5-10 extras, doubling possible, gender flexible
ISBN: 978-1-61588-409-4
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Author's Notes:

Knights of the Square Table is a bit of a deconstructive parody of standard tropes in the medieval knight quest genre. While I'd never call this show serious art, I think the arcs of Sir Galahad, Lady Heron, Merlin, and Jacqueline should not be overlooked.

The difference between a good and a great production of this play rests on these four being portrayed with a reasonable degree of depth. While each have their very funny moments, the best productions will be the ones that pay close attention to how these four are portrayed.

There's Merlin, whose true intentions grow harder to mask under a goofy facade and Jacqueline, whose behavior seems erratic at first glance because she is not the protagonist, but a careful eye will notice her traceable arc through the entire play. Lady Heron and Sir Galahad both are audience surrogates, as normal human beings in a catastrophically weird kingdom.

Just days after returning to the king’s court following a fiveyear absence, Sir Galahad is informed by the king and queen that a suitor is urgently needed for the princess as the king is dying. Sir Galahad agrees to the marriage, sending him on a medieval quest of epic proportions in order to prove his worth to marry the beautiful Princess Jacqueline. But perhaps the hardest obstacles have nothing to do with the dangers that be: first, an evil knight has also taken up the quest for Jacqueline’s hand and would abuse the throne were he to ascend to it, and second, Sir Galahad has caught the eye of Lady Heron, the castle’s royal messenger, and she may have caught his as well. And might there be something else lurking right beneath our hero’s nose? What’s a brave, handsome knight to do?

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