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Bravo, Caruso! - Full Length Play, Drama

Bravo, Caruso!

William Luce

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m

ISBN: 9780573693304

"An exciting, funny, bittersweet play...Eloquent...[and] engaging." - Variety

The author of The Belle of Amherst, The Last Flapper, Bronte, and Lucifer's Child takes you backstage at the Metropolitan opera, Christmas 1920, to meet the greatest tenor in history. You become a reporter conducting an interview i…

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Christmas/Holiday, Biography

Time Period - 1920s

Settings Of Play - Caruso's dressing room in the Metropolitan Opera House. Christmas Eve, 1920.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget

The author of The Belle of Amherst, The Last Flapper, Bronte, and Lucifer's Child takes you backstage at the Metropolitan opera, Christmas 1920, to meet the greatest tenor in history. You become a reporter conducting an interview in Enrico Caruso's dressing room as his valet Mario helps him prepare for a performance which, unknown to both men, will be his last.
"An exciting, funny, bittersweet play...Eloquent...[and] engaging. " - Variety
Bravo, Caruso! was first presented at The Cleveland Playhouse in January, 1991. It was directed by Peter Mark Schifter.
Characters

CASTING

2m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Male

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

ENRICO CARUSO - the great tenor about to play his final performance, carries a cane, speaks in a charming broken English
MARIO FANTINI - his dresser, short, slim, dark, bustling and efficient manner, a whimsical and chaplinesque figure.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
William Luce

William Luce

William Luce wrote his Broadway and London success The Belle of Amherst for Julie Harris, who won her fifth Tony Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Emily Dickinson. For American soprano Renée Fleming, Luce wrote My Business Is To Love, which Fleming premiered in Lincoln Center and London's Barbican Centre, with Harris and Bloom co-starring. Luce's Broadway hit Barrymore starred ... view full profile

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