Atascadero!

Atascadero!

by H.D. Greaves
     
 

Atascadero! is a One-Act Farce adapted by H.D. Greaves from Hans Christian Andersen’s folktale, The Swineherd. This version takes place in Brazil and tells of the handsome Prince Paolo of Ipanema who falls in love with the beautiful Princess Miranda of Bahia. Unfortunately, Miranda’s beauty is only skin-deep. Insulting her own father, mistreating her

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Atascadero! is a One-Act Farce adapted by H.D. Greaves from Hans Christian Andersen’s folktale, The Swineherd. This version takes place in Brazil and tells of the handsome Prince Paolo of Ipanema who falls in love with the beautiful Princess Miranda of Bahia. Unfortunately, Miranda’s beauty is only skin-deep. Insulting her own father, mistreating her ladies-in-waiting, and rudely refusing Paolo’s wonderful gifts, the Prince, to teach her manners, becomes a swineherd. Taking with him two magical toys, which he knows will entice the Princess to misbehave in most alarming ways (and with most unexpected consequences), he’s ready—with the gleeful help of the pigs!—to stir up a lot of mischief in the pigpen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044531680
Publisher:
H.D. Greaves
Publication date:
05/13/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
128 KB

Meet the Author

H.D. Greaves lives in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, where he was born and raised. Although he has travelled extensively, his island home has always held a special place in his heart.Now in his seventies, MANDRAGORA - A Ribald and Irreverent Tale from the Italian Renaissance, and THE NARRATIVE VOICE - A Collection of Stories, are his first published works, proof, he says, that with perseverance (and not a little luck), it is never too late to create and to succeed.His short story, CLEOPATRUS EXCAPTIVUS, was included in the Vernal 2012 edition of Camera Obscura, a prestigious journal of short fiction, and is available in THE NARRATIVE VOICE collection of stories.OF BLISS AND GRANTED WISHES - A True Story told as a Novel, is also available on Smashwords. H.D. says, "This is an amazing story of two wonderful people and how they coped with extreme old age and illness, especially the loss of memory. They were dear friends and were an inspiration to me. The book is an homage to them and to their courage."Also available on Smashwords are some of his plays:ATASCADERO! and INCIDENT IN A DUCKYARD are unusual adaptations of stories by Hans Christian Andersen.Other plays are GNATWING! - A Farce for Clowns, THE FIREBIRD, DISAGREEMENT IN EDEN, and the ever popular RUMPLESTILZKIN.DRAMATIS PERSONAE - Poems of Comedy and Tragedy, a book with a wide variety of poems, is also available on Smashwords.H.D. is currently working on another novel: CLIZIA – A Tale of Scandalous Surprises, also based, like MANDRAGORA, on an Italian Renaissance comedy by Niccolò Machiavelli.

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