Hillary DePiano

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The Fourth Orange: one-act comedy, prequel / sequel to Carlo Gozzi’s The Love of Three Oranges and The Green Bird

The Fourth Orange: one-act comedy, prequel / sequel to Carlo Gozzi’s The Love of Three Oranges and The Green Bird

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in | 0 comments

Available now in paperback and eBook Amazon * B&N * Google * More The Fourth Orange by Hillary DePiano Both prequel and sequel to Hillary DePiano’s adaptations of The Love of Three Oranges and The Green Bird, it’s the story of how Franny and Truffaldino first met… with a citrus twist! Looking for a large cast comedy play script with...

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How I Wrote The Green Bird (full length stage play adaptation & one act version)

How I Wrote The Green Bird (full length stage play adaptation & one act version)

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Evergreen, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Playwriting, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges | 0 comments

Novelists have been doing this sort of post for a while, an all-in-one debrief on exactly how they wrote one of their books day by day (here’s one example and another but there are many out there), but it hasn’t caught on yet in the playwriting community. It’s a shame because writers are strangely secretive about their process when...

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Pre-approved cuts and content edits for schools doing The Green Bird

Pre-approved cuts and content edits for schools doing The Green Bird

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Evergreen, The Green Bird | 0 comments

One of the challenges of an adaptation of The Green Bird is that I have to serve two masters (obligatory commedia reference!) which means that the sort of risque joke a commedia troupe or community theatre can do might be too much for a school. To that end, I’m compiling a list of the raciest parts of the script below with pre-approved cuts and...

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High school friendly script for Carlo Gozzi’s The Green Bird available now from Playscripts!

High school friendly script for Carlo Gozzi’s The Green Bird available now from Playscripts!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Evergreen, The Green Bird | 0 comments

If you were inspired by the visual spectacle of Julie Taymor’s award winning Broadway production of Carlo Gozzi’s The Green Bird back in 2000 and wanted to perform it with your students, you were pretty much out of luck… until now! For the first time, there’s a brand new, modernized adaptation of The Green Bird that stays true to...

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Last chance for the original edition of The Green Bird before it goes out of print

Last chance for the original edition of The Green Bird before it goes out of print

Posted by on Aug 3, 2016 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, The Green Bird | 0 comments

The Green Bird is going out of print very soon as it moves over to Playscripts so if you want your copy of the original edition with the pretty green feather cover, you’ve got to act quickly! The books will be listed for sale for mere days more before I have to pull them so don’t delay! To get the eBook, which is the most current revision of...

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