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Welcome to the 'frump_author' webpage!

This is the information page at Tripod about my first children's theatre play, "Frumpled Fairy Tales." To see a listing of the page's contents, please go to the Page Index.

If you were looking for information on my other plays or the rest of the information that is a part of 'Bill's Playscript Library,' please click here or on any of the 'Playscript Library' logos.

Thanks for stopping by!

Always, Bill




This 'Frumpled Fairy Tales' page
and all of those contained
in 'Bill's Playscript Library' are:
Copyright 1998 - 2001, William J. Springer
Free-lance Playwright

Updated: 2/11/01






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  1. Welcome
  2. Cast Of Characters
  3. Synopsis
  4. Frumpled 'History'
  5. Order Info
  6. More of Bill's Plays





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THE CAST OF CHARACTERS
~ RUMPLESTILTSKIN ~
NARRATOR
MILLER
MILLER'S DAUGHTER
KING
RUMPLESTILTSKIN
MESSENGER

~ RAPUNZEL ~
NARRATOR
MAN
WIFE
WITCH (DAME GOTHEL)
RAPUNZEL
PRINCE

~ RED RIDING HOOD ~
NARRATOR
RED
MOTHER
GRANNY
WOLF
HERO






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SYNOPSIS OF THE PLAY
Puns And Pratfalls Abound In This 'Frumpled'
Version Of Three Grimm's Fairy Tales.
With The Help Of The Play's Narrator,
The Audience Can Cheer The Heroes
And "Boo" The Villains.

In Rumplestiltskin A King, A Miller's
Daughter And A Comical Little Man Named...
Well, You Know... All Mix Together
In A Story Of Greed, Gold Spinning And
Name Guessing Fun.

Next, In Rapunzel A Mean Witch Puts
The Very Beautiful... Well, Maybe Just
Sorta Pretty... Rapunzel In A Tower Where A
Handsome Prince Has To Come And Rescue.
There's The Standard Happy Ending, But It's
Reached In Anything But A Standard Way.

In The Last Story, Little Red Riding Hood
Finally Escapes The Long Winded Warnings
Of Her Mother & Starts On Her Way To
Granny's House. Along The Way She Meets
A Really 'Cool' Wolf Who Tries To Gobble Up
Red And Granny. Don't Worry - The Hero
(Along With Some Help From The Audience)
Defeats Him And Saves The Day.






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SOME 'FRUMPLED' HISTORY
First Produced At
Brown Ledge Camp
Summer, 1973

Published By
Eldridge Publishing Company
In 1989
And
Dedicated To
Frances "Bonnie" Royster
Mentor & Friend

Frumpled Fairy Tales
Was Written In The Summer Of 1973
While Working At Brown Ledge Camp
In The Burlington Area Of Vermont.
It Was My Turn To Direct A Play
That Would Feature Younger Campers
In The Cast & Appeal To Their Peers
In The Audience. After Going Through
A Number Of Fairy Tale Scripts, Not
Finding One That Really Appealed To
Me, I Sat Down With A Copy Of Grimm's
Fairy Tales, Started Typing...
And "Frumpled Fairy Tales" Was Born!

A Talented Young Ensemble Cast Of
Five Actresses Played The Eighteen
Roles And The Show, In It's First
Performance, Proved To Be Very
Entertaining For All Ages!

While I've Either Directed Or
Seen A Lot Of Other Productions Of
"Frumpled Fairy Tales" Over The Years
(One Used Turn Tables & Elaborate Sets)
That First Performance Will Always Be
My Favorite. Not Just Because
It Was The First, But Because The Show
(In No Small Part, Thanks To The Cast)
Proved Itself - On Its Own. The Show
Was Produced Quite Simply With A Few
Benches & Stools Using Simple Props
And Costume Pieces. More Elaborate
Productions Have Been Well Received,
But That First Performance Was More
About The Play And The Performers.

Since That First Production, The Show
Has Been Performed Hundreds Of Times
Across The US. Of All Of My Plays,
It Seems To Be Everyones's Favorite...
And Yes,
It'll Always Be My Favorite, Too!






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