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Shadow Play - Short Play, Drama

Shadow Play

Noël Coward

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Short Play, Drama

5m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573624629

One of the "Tonight At 8:30" series produced in London and New York. Victoria has just returned from the theatre where she saw a romantic musical. She quells a headache with three Anytal tablets just before her husband enters and announces divorce plans. Victoria, head buzzing, attempts to understan…

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Short Play

Drama

Time Period - 1930s

Settings Of Play - The bedroom of the Gayforths' in Mayfair and a moonlit garden.

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Play w/ Music

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College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

One of the "Tonight At 8:30" series produced in London and New York. Victoria has just returned from the theatre where she saw a romantic musical. She quells a headache with three Anytal tablets just before her husband enters and announces divorce plans. Victoria, head buzzing, attempts to understand his reasons. She slips into a fantastic dream that reviews their meeting, courtship and marriage. Coming to, she clings to her husband and he reconsiders.
Shadow Play was first produced as one of a series of nine one-act plays under the title Tonight At 8:30 at the Phoenix Theatre in January 1936 under the direction of Noel Coward.
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5m, 4f

VICTORIA GAYFORTH
SIMON GAYFORTH
MARTHA CUNNINGHAM
HODGE
A YOUNG MAN
GEORGE CUNNINGHAM
LENA
SIBYL HENSON
MICHAEL DOYLE
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Noël Coward

Noël Coward

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (1899-1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise." Born in Teddington, a suburb of London, Mr. Coward attended a dance academy in London as a child, making his professional stage début at the age of eleven. As a ... view full profile

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