Sunday, April 20, 2014

Purchase An Arabian Nights Play Script

By Anita Ortega

Audiences have been held spellbound for centuries by the timeless tales told by Schererazade. These stories offer a wonderful opportunity for a school drama group, church group or community theater group. It is possible to purchase an Arabian nights play script from many different sources.

Scheherazade is a young woman who tells one captivating story after another to keep a king from killing her. She carries on for 1001 nights, succeeding in her goal. Her stories are filled with wise lessons and humorous observations. Like the king, audiences are seduced by these tales of lust, greed, revenge, temptation, loyalty, courage and of course love.

Due to the wide variety of scripts available online, certain factors should be taken into account before selecting one for purchase. The size of your cast is just one of these factors. For example, you may have a large, mixed cast that needs to be accommodated. The length of the production and the number of sets needed can affect costs, so this also needs careful consideration. Some scripts are more suited to performances the whole family can watch whilst others may be suited to an adult only audience.

Most websites offering scripts give you the opportunity to read a sample online. Sometimes music is included and it is possible to listen to songs online as well. You can usually find out about past productions on site and reading reviews can help you make your decision. Included with a script may also be suggestions regarding costumes, props and scenery.

Some sellers of scripts are very strict about copyright laws. They do not allow any changes, even minor ones to be made without prior approval. Others are more lenient in this regard. They allow adaptations to be made to suit the requirements of a particular cast.

Finding out about copyrights and royalties is important. Some companies require payment of royalties for each production. Others charge for the initial purchase and this is the only fee. You also need to determine whether it is possible to photocopy scripts as many sellers have very strict rules against this. Others will give you license to photocopy as many scripts as your group needs.

Once buyers have paid for their purchase, the physical script may be shipped to them. However, nowadays it is often simply a matter of following on-screen instructions to download a PDF of the material to your hard drive. An electronic script may be stored for you on the website of the seller and you can simply log on to your account to access it.

When such a production is staged, the audience is exposed to a captivating world of kings and queens, princesses and genies. There is the opportunity to use some wonderful backdrops, costumes, and music all designed to bring these stories alive. These tales still have resonance today and audiences all over the world never seem to tire of watching them.

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