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Bad Seed - Full Length Play

Bad Seed

Maxwell Anderson, William March

Full Length Play

7m, 4f, 1girl(s)

ISBN: 9780822200888

The scene is a small Southern town where Colonel and Christine Penmark…

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The scene is a small Southern town where Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter, Rhoda. Little Rhoda Penmark is the evil queen of the story. On the surface she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. But Rhoda's mother has an uneasy feeling about her. When one of Rhoda's schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Mrs. Penmark is alarmed. For the boy who was drowned was the one who had won the penmanship medal that Rhoda felt she deserved.
One of Broadway's outstanding hits. "It is solely and honestly meant to entertain…As purely purposeful diversion it ranks with 'Dracula' and sometimes sets your spine to as much tingling…chilling." NY Telegram.


7m, 4f, 1girl(s)


Maxwell Anderson

Maxwell Anderson was born in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, on December 15, 1888. His father worked as a traveling minister, and thus his schooling was split between several different states. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1911 and completed his master's degree at Stanford three years later. He taught there briefly, then worked as a journalist and editorial writer for several ... view full profile

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