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Aurand Harris

AURAND HARRIS

  (1916 - 1996)

Nationality:    USA
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Mr. Harris's publisher, anchorage Press, estimated that by the early 1990's his plays had been given more than 30,000 performances. after its publication in 1964, "androcles" was televised and soon became standard fare for school, community and college Theaters. the play remains anchorage's top seller.

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below is a list of Aurand Harris's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Akansas Bear, The         And Never Been Kissed         Androcles And the Lion         Arkansas Bear         Brave Little Tailor, The         Buffalo Bill         Cat Who Walked By Himself, The         Circus Day (Circus In the Wind)         Comical Tragedy Or Tragical Comedy Of Punch And Judy, The         Cyrano De Bergerac         Doctor In Spite Of Himself         Flying Prince, The         How the Camel Got His Hump         How the First Letter Was Written         Huck Finn's Story         Just So Stories         Magician's Nephew, The         Monkey Magic         No Dogs Allowed (Or Junket)         Orphan Train         Peck's Bad Boy         Peter Rabbit And Me         Pinballs, The         Plain Princess, The         Rags To Riches         Ride A Blue Horse         Robin Goodfellow         Romancers, The         She Stoops To Conquer         Toby Show, A         Treasure Island         Tricks Of Scapin, The         Yankee Doodle         Young Black Beauty


Akansas Bear, The

Synopsis:
Tish upset by the impending death of her grandFather runs to her favourite tree in the wood. She makes a wish on a star and meets the world's most famous bear - who is running away from death

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And Never Been Kissed

Synopsis:
set in 1928 a sixteen year old girl devotes every moment to attracting the opposite sex

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Samuel French, NY,    

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  5            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Androcles And the Lion

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Notes:
Written by Aurand Harris And Glenn Mack

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Anchorage Press (1964)   

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Childrens play

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Arkansas Bear

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Anchorage Press (1980)   

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Childrens play

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Brave Little Tailor, The

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1st Produced:
Henry Street Settlement Childrens Theater, New York    

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1st Published:
Anchorage Press (1961)   

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Buffalo Bill

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Anchorage Press (1954)   

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Genre:
Childrens play

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Cat Who Walked By Himself, The

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1st Published:
in "Harris, aurand, Just So Stories" Anchorage Press, 1971   

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Genre:
Fantasy

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  7 characters

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Circus Day (Circus In the Wind)

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Samuel French, NY, 1960   

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Genre:
Revised

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Comical Tragedy Or Tragical Comedy Of Punch And Judy, The

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1st Published:
Contained in: "Contemporary Childrens theater" published by avon, New York,    

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Genre:
Childrens play

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Cyrano De Bergerac

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - edmond Rostand

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Short Plays Of Theatre Classics" published by Anchorage Press 1963   

Music:
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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  13            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Doctor In Spite Of Himself

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Anchorage Press (1968)   

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Childrens play

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Flying Prince, The

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Anchorage Press   

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Genre:
Childrens play

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How the Camel Got His Hump

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1st Published:
in "Harris, aurand, Just So Stories" Anchorage Press, 1971   

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Genre:
Fantasy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  5 characters

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How the First Letter Was Written

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1st Published:
in "Harris, aurand, Just So Stories" Anchorage Press, 1971   

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Genre:
Fantasy

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Huck Finn's Story

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1st Published:
Anchorage Press (1988)   

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Just So Stories

Synopsis:
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Notes:
the Cat Who Walked By Himself; How the Camel Got His Hump; How the First Letter Was Written

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Anchorage Press, New Orleans, 1971   

Music:
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Magician's Nephew, The

Synopsis:
Digory's mother is very ill. His Uncle Andrew is acting strangely. Diggory is tricked with his friend into entering Narnia

Notes:
Based on the novel: "The Magician's Nephew" by C S Lewis

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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company   

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Genre:
Adaptation

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Monkey Magic

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1st Published:
Anchorage Press   

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Genre:
Childrens play

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No Dogs Allowed (Or Junket)

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1st Published:
Anchorage Press   

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Genre:
Childrens play

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Orphan Train

Synopsis:
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1st Published:
Anchorage Press (1998)   

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Childrens play

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Peck's Bad Boy

Synopsis:
Henry is always getting into scrapes - much to his family's consternation - but he does manage to foil a swindler

Notes:
Based on the short stories of George W Peck

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Anchorage Press, New Orleans, 1974   

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Genre:
Historical Play

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Peter Rabbit And Me

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1st Published:
Anchorage Press, New Orleans, 1994   

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Genre:
-

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  9 characters

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Pinballs, The

Synopsis:
Two teenagers and an eight year old boy in a foster home

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1st Published:
Contained in: "around the World In 21 Plays" published by Applause Theatre Books   

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Genre:
Youth one act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  1 boy

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Plain Princess, The

Synopsis:
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1st Published:
Anchorage Press (1954)   

Music:
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Genre:
Childrens play

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Rags To Riches

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Suggested By Two Horatio Alger Stories

1st Produced:
Dallas Theater Center, TX, USA >>>     1968-1969 Season

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Ride A Blue Horse

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1st Published:
Anchorage Press (1986)   

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Genre:
Childrens play

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Robin Goodfellow

Synopsis:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Anchorage Press, New Orleans, 1977   

Music:
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Romancers, The

Synopsis:
Two teenagers search for love only to find it at home

Notes:
Original Playwright - edmond Rostand

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Short Plays Of Theatre Classics" published by Anchorage 1969   

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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She Stoops To Conquer

Synopsis:
Two young men are tricked into believing a stately home is an inn

Notes:
Original Playwright - Oliver Goldsmith

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Short Plays Of Theatre Classics" published by Anchorage Press   

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Toby Show, A

Synopsis:
the Toby Show a traditional American stage show. Toby the country bumpkin outwits the city folk

Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Short Plays Of Theatre Classics" published by Anchorage Press 1981   

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Genre:
American Folk-Tale one act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  extras

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Treasure Island

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

1st Produced:
-     1983

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Anchorage Press,    

Music:
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Tricks Of Scapin, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Moliere

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: ""Short Plays Of Theatre Classics" published by Anchorage Press   

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

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Yankee Doodle

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1st Published:
Anchorage Press (1975)   

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Genre:
Childrens play

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Young Black Beauty

Synopsis:
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1st Published:
Anchorage Press   

Music:
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Genre:
Childrens play

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