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Eunuchs of the Forbidden City - Full Length Play, Comedy

Eunuchs of the Forbidden City

Charles Ludlam

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Full Length Play, Comedy

10m, 6f

ISBN: MS00000000199

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

A hilarious historical epic of dynastic China, in which Orchid Yehonala wins out over Pervading Fragrance and Welcome Spring to become Chief Consort to Emperor Chien Feng and, after his death, the last Empress, Tsu Hsi. After court intrigues result in the death of her chief eunuch, An Te Hai, Tsu Hsi avenges herself on her son, his mistress, and all rivals for power.
"Extravagant and original entertainment... an exuberant and robust work, one of Ludlam's most polished and comic inventions." - The New York Times "Delightful" - Show Business
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10m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Room for Extras

Author
Charles Ludlam

Charles Ludlam

Charles Ludlam (1943-1987) grew up in Queens, New York, just a few subway stops from Greenwich Village, and the heart of Gay America. At twenty-four, he founded the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, where he wrote, directed and performed in almost every production for the next two decades, often with Everett Quinton, his life partner and muse, by his side. Renowned for drag, high comedy, melodrama, ... view full profile

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