Bush, Max. 13 Bells of Boglewood. Meriwether Publishing, Ltd., 1995. ISBN 1566080118. Contact publisher regarding price. 38 pp. Reviewer: Elizabeth Moss Reading Level: Intermediate Rating: Excellent Genre: Fantasy Plays; Plays; Adventure Plays; Folklore Subject: Drama--Reviews; Gold--Juvenile drama; Fairies--Juvenile drama; Goblins--Juvenile drama; Theme: Don't be greedy. Production Requirements: Simple to moderate sets, costumes, etc. Acts: 1 Run Time: 65 min. Characters: 4M, 3F Cast: all adults, 1 male is 17, 1 male is 40, others are age indefinite Time Period: Present Brian and Casey go into the forest to hunt for magical fairy gold. They meet up with Bogle, who is greedy for gold, and will only answers questions in exchange for it. The beautiful fairies try to stop Brian and Casey, as do the hideous Spriggans. If Brian and Casey succeed in stealing the gold, the fairies and Spriggans will die. Brian decides not to steal it and tries to prevent Casey, but Casey is too greedy, tries to steal the gold, and is turned into a Bogle because of his avarice. Brian dances with the fairies and can come and go out of the forest as he pleases. This play is very creative. The characters are different and interesting, and the story is appealing and full of many twists and turns that keep the audience engaged. The theme, though very strong and prevalent, is not told in a way that seems overbearing. Instead, it is the logical consequence of the characters' actions. The magic that lives within the play makes the story enchanting and exciting. This play would be fun to do and watch.
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