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Poor Murderer - Full Length Play

Poor Murderer

Herbert Berghof, Laurence Luckinbill, Pavel Kohout

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Full Length Play

6m, 4f, 7m or f

ISBN: 9780573614422

Translated by Herbert Berghof and Laurence Luckinbill from the play by Pavel Kohout and the version by G. and A. Baumrucker
"A strange, dazzling and intellectual play.... I recommend the work most strongly.... One of the highlights of our season." - The New York Times

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Description

Full Length Play

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Interior Set

It is a play within a play set in a St. Petersburg mental institution in 1900. An actor playing Hamlet imagines he has killed Polonius—really killed him. Or has he? By staging a psychodrama that enlists his former colleagues, he seeks to prove his sanity. But the developing action accumulates increasing evidence of deeply rooted instability. A running conflict between actor and the institution's head doctor is interrupted by flashbacks that recall his childhood, his stage career and his theater relationships. Where does the truth lie in this brilliant play that moves on several levels?
"A strange, dazzling and intellectual play.... I recommend the work most strongly.... One of the highlights of our season." - The New York Times
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CASTING

6m, 4f, 7m or f

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CASTING NOTES

Plus 3 musicians

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Laurence Luckinbill

Laurence Luckinbill

Laurence Luckinbill (born November 21, 1934) is an American actor. He starred in the 1976 Broadway play Poor Murderer. He portrayed Spock's half-brother Sybok in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989). He also appeared in The Boys in the Band, reprising the part of Hank, which he originated on stage. Other film appearances include Such Good Friends, Cocktail and The Promise, and he has been seen ... view full profile

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