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Verdict - Full Length Play, Melodrama

Verdict

Agatha Christie

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Full Length Play, Melodrama

6m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573702327

An intense and story of love and idealism in two acts.

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Description

Full Length Play

Melodrama

Mystery/Thriller

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Settings Of Play - The living-room of Professor Hendryk's flat in Bloomsbury. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

Karl Hendryk, a brilliant professor who, with his wife and her cousin, have fled persecution in their homeland to find themselves ensconced in London. The play concerns itself with the relationships the professor has with the women in his life. His wife, Anya, who is suffering from a progressively debilitating disease, her cousin and carer, Lisa, and Helen Rollander, a spoiled student who takes up private lessons with the professor.  

Not a murder mystery or a whodunnit but a profound and thoughtful piece that deals with the human experience.  Delving deeply into the psychology of relationships and moral philosophy, this is the story of a misguided idealist who loves so intensely it becomes ultimately destructive and unattainable.


QUOTES

“It satisfied me completely. I still think it is the best play I have written, with the exception of Witness for the Prosecution." - Agatha Christie

“It was not a detective story or a thriller. It was a play that concerned murder, but its real point was that an idealist is always dangerous; a possible destroyer of those who love him – and poses the question of how far you can sacrifice, those you love, for what you believe in.” - Agatha Christie


Verdict opened in the West End at the Strand Theatre in May 1958.
Characters

CASTING

6m, 4f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

LESTER COLE
MRS. ROPER
LISA KOLETZKY
PROFESSOR KARL HENDRYK
DR. STONER
ANYA HENDRYK
HELEN ROLLANDER
SIR WILLIAM ROLLANDER
DETECTIVE INSPECTOR OGDEN
POLICE SERGEANT PEARCE
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the author not only of The Mousetrap, the longest running stage production in history but also Witness for the Prosecution and And Then There Were None to name but a few of her greatest stage successes. Her novels have sold more than 2 billion copies around the world, and she is only outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare. Born in 1890, in Torquay, Devon, England, to ... view full profile

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