King David, by Lucy Bate

Copyright 1975

CHARACTERS

David
Saul
Jonathan, Saul's son
Michal, Saul's daughter, David's wife
Bathsheba, David's wife
Absalom, David's son
Tamar, David's daughter
Nathan, a prophet

Goliath
Jehoshaphat, David's secretary
Amnon, David's son
a widow
Shemariah, a citizen
Chorus of Women

With doubling, the play requires 4 men and 3 women.

SCENE

All the action takes place on a single set:

Israel: a semi-arid plain.

Act I

Act II

Music