The Blue Bird: A Fairy Play in Six Acts

Maurice MAETERLINCK (1862 - 1949), translated by Alexander TEIXEIRA DE MATTOS (1865 - 1921)

The Blue Bird is a 1908 play by Belgian author Maurice Maeterlinck. On the night of Christmas a boy and a girl, Tyltil and Mytil, are visited by Fairy Berilyuna. Fairy's granddaughter is sick and can only be saved by the Blue Bird. Thanks to the Fairy's magic gift children have the opportunity to see the soul of things. Inanimate objects Clocks, Fire, Water, Bread, Sugar, Milk transformed into beings with their own character. Together, they set off on a dangerous journey for the fabulous Blue Bird. The play is inspired with the deep idea of the author "be brave enough to see the hidden." - Summary by ShiNeko, Wikipedia

Cast List:

Tyltyl: KHand
Mytyl/ The Child One: Beth Thomas
The Fairy/ The Neighbour: Kathy Wright
The Dog/ Granny Tyl/ Gaffer Tyl: Ron Altman
The Cat: ToddHW
Light / the little Girl: Amanda Friday
Bread/ The Loaf: tovarisch
Fire: Chuck Williamson
Water: Sarah Alaine Swart
Sugar: Mary Kay
Milk: Etel Buss
Daddy Tyl/ The Oak/ The Luxury: Arnaldo Machado
Mummy Tyl/ Maternal Love: Rebecca Braunert-Plunkett
The Brothers and Sisters Tyl: Megan Clavie-Parker, April Walters, Lydia, MaryAnnS, TriciaG, Tomas Peter
Night/ The Child Thirteen: Availle
The Poplar/ The Sheep: Frances Brown
The Lime-Tree/ The Child Ten: Elizabeth Klett
The Willow/ The Joy of Understanding: Etel Buss
The Fir-Tree: Ashur Gharavi
The Chestnut-Tree/ The Ass: Mark Chulsky
The Beech/ The Elm/ The Child Seven/ The Child Twelve: Phil Chenevert
The Cypress: Amy Gramour
The Ivy/ The Child Eleven: April Walters
The Rabbit / The First Child of Lovers: Sarah Alaine Swart
The Cock: David Purdy
The Horse/ The Child Three: MaryAnnS
The Bull: Algy Pug
The Ox: Oxenhandler
The Cow/ The Child Fifteen: Lydia
The Pig: Miriam Esther Goldman
The Wolf: Dillon McFarlane
The Happiness: Savannah
The Joy of Being Just: Valerie Becker
The Joy of seeing what is Beautiful: Little Tee
The Child Two /The Second Child of Lovers: Rosslyn Carlyle
The Child Four: Sarah Jennings
The Child Five/ The Child with the Melons: TriciaG
The Child Six: Abby
The Child Eight: Rachel
The Child Fourteen: Tomas Peter
The Child Sixteen: Saffie
Time: Jason Mills
Stage Directions: MaryAnnS, Anastasiia Solokha
Editors: TriciaG , MaryAnnS and Anastasiia Solokha

Genre(s): Action & Adventure

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Costumes MaryAnn
Play 01 ACT 1. The Woodcutter's Cottage Group 00:28:26
Play 02 ACT 2. SCENE 1 - At the Fairy's Group 00:13:50
Play 03 ACT 2. SCENE 2 - The Land of Memory Group 00:17:45
Play 04 ACT 3. SCENE 1 - The Palace of Night Group 00:26:35
Play 05 ACT 3. SCENE 2 - The Forest Group 00:30:12
Play 06 ACT 4. SCENE 1 - Before the Curtain Group 00:03:34
Play 07 ACT 4. SCENE 2 - The Palace of Happiness Group 00:29:23
Play 08 ACT 5. SCENE 1 - Before the Curtain Group 00:03:17
Play 09 ACT 5. SCENE 2 - The Graveyard Group 00:04:59
Play 10 ACT 5. SCENE 3 - The Kingdom of the Future Group 00:23:17
Play 11 ACT 6. SCENE 1 - The Leave-taking Group 00:12:50
Play 12 ACT 6. SCENE 2 - The Awakening Group 00:14:58