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Chinese Prime Minister, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Chinese Prime Minister, The

Enid Bagnold

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Full Length Play, Comedy

5m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573607035

"A delicious fantasy on the nature and promise of old age, which should amuse any age." - The New York Times
"Shimmers on the stage." - New York Herald Tribune
"A lovely play...A comedy that is adult, spirited, tender and…

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Full Length Play

Comedy

Settings Of Play - The drawing room of an old, once-fashionable house in London; probably the first floor up.

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She is a famous actress, who, as she approaches 70, decides to abandon her career. She wants to be like a Chinese elder statesman of an ancient tradition, venerated for his age and honored for the wisdom that comes in this time of meditation. Having commanded the limelight for four decades and more, she expects to assume the dignity of a Chinese prime minister on her own terms.

"A delicious fantasy on the nature and promise of old age, which should amuse any age." - The New York Times

"Shimmers on the stage." - New York Herald Tribune

"A lovely play...A comedy that is adult, spirited, tender and humorously wise." - New York World Telegram & Sun

Royale Theatre, New York City in 1964. Directed by Joseph Anthony.
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5m, 3f

BENT
OLIVER
SHE
ROXANE
ALICE
TARVER
RED GUS RISKO
SIR GREGORY

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Enid Bagnold

Enid Bagnold

Enid Bagnold, married name Lady Jones (born October 27, 1889, Rochester, Kent, England—died March 31, 1981, London), was an English novelist and playwright, best known for her broad range of subject and style. Bagnold, the daughter of an army officer, spent her early childhood in Jamaica and attended schools in England and France. She served with the British women’s services during World War ... view full profile

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