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Song at the Scaffold - Full Length Play

Song at the Scaffold

Emmet Lavery, Baroness Gertrud von le Fort

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4m, 9f

ISBN: 9780573615634

From Baroness Gertrud von le Fort's novel.
Two female choruses. No formal scenery. Background projections and extensive music continuity required. This moving play tells of a French community of nuns who were guillotined during the French revolution. It is especially the story of one nun who fears death and another who eagerly embraces marty…

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Full Length Play

Two female choruses. No formal scenery. Background projections and extensive music continuity required. This moving play tells of a French community of nuns who were guillotined during the French revolution. It is especially the story of one nun who fears death and another who eagerly embraces martyrdom. And it is the once fearful nun who gains martyrdom which is denied the other.
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4m, 9f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Cross gender casting

CASTING NOTES

Males can be played by females

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Emmet Lavery

Emmet Lavery

Emmet Lavery (1902-1986) served as president of the Screenwriters Guild of Los Angeles from 1945 to 1947 and as vice president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1946. Lavery's screenplay, The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell, earned him and co-author Milton Sperling an Academy Award nomination in 1955, Rivkin said. In addition, Lavery's 1965 television movie, Magnificent Yankee, ... view full profile

Baroness Gertrud von le Fort

Baroness Gertrud von le Fort

Baroness Gertrude von Lefort (1876–1971) is the author of over 20 books (poems, novels, plays, and short stories), honorary Doctor of Theology and "the greatest contemporary transcendent poet". Her works are appreciated for their breath-taking profoundness and virtuosity, beauty and actuality of her ideas, and for the sophisticated refinement of the form. Hermann Hesse, who evaluated her talent, ... view full profile

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