On her wedding night Laura sits in her nightgown waiting for her husband. His dead first wife appears to warn her that her groom is a murderer and, preying upon Laura's doubts, fears and terror of mirrors, she plants a deadly seed of suspicion. The husband, a celebrated hero praised for his socially approved acts of violence, is coming up the stairs. Laura must decide what is real in this Gothic battle of wills. Like many of the celebrated author's plays, The Dead Wife
features strong roles for actresses.
Published in The Great Gromboolian Plain & Other Plays.