"Ralph Roister Doister"
, by Nicholas Udall (1504-1556)
This was apparently at one time thought to be the first comedy in the English language.
Its dialogue alternates between players, often with their more or less single lines rhyming with each other, so it could be a little tricky to do if we want the cadences to stay in time. Probably would be best for one person to record their part to set the timing, then have a second person record their part while listening to the first, and so on and so on with the other parts.
"The play is written in five acts. The plot of the play centres on a rich widow, Christian Custance, who is betrothed to Gawyn Goodluck, a merchant. Ralph Roister Doister is encouraged throughout by a con-man trickster figure (Matthew Merrygreeke) to woo Christian Custance, but his pompous attempts do not succeed. Ralph then tries with his friends and servants (at Merrygreek's behest) to break in and take Christian Custance by force, but they are defeated by her maids and run away. The merchant Gawyn arrives shortly after and the play concludes happily with reconciliation, a prayer and a song."
"Ralph is a confidant braggart and believes he can win the lady by writing his love, but Merrygreek changes the punctuation which alters the sense." 5 acts, 9 men, 4 women.
"Roister Doister seems to have been inspired by the works of Plautus and Terence. The titular character is a variation on the "Braggart Soldier" archetype, but with the innovation of a parasitic tempter which stems from the morality play tradition. By combining the structures, conventions, and styles of the ancient Greek and Roman comedies with English theatrical traditions and social types (especially the relatively new and burgeoning English middle classes), Udall was able to establish a new form of English comedy, leading directly through to Shakespeare and beyond. The play blends the stock plot-elements and stock characters of the ancient Greek and Roman theatre with those of chivalric literature and the English mediaeval theatre."