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Fashion (One-Act) - Short Play, Melodrama

Fashion (One-Act)

Aurand Harris, Anna Cora Mowatt

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Short Play, Melodrama

5m, 4f

ISBN: 9780874408744

Adapted and Abridged as a One-Act by Aurand Harris
One of the most popular plays of early American theatre now adapted for one-act play use. This classic contrasts the foibles of New York society and its garish imitation of foreign manners with sterling rural types like Adam Trueman.

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Description

Short Play

Melodrama

30 minutes

Time Period - 19th Century

Settings Of Play - New York City

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

UIL Approved, Competition or audition material

Interior Set

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre

Opening in 1845 to immediate critical and financial success, Mowatt's play is a satire of America's obsession with highbrow taste and cultural distinction. Fashion was a big hit for actress-turned-playwright Anna Cora Mowatt and has since been cited as the best American comedy of the 19th century.

One of the most popular plays of early American theatre now adapted for one-act play use. This classic contrasts the foibles of New York society and its garish imitation of foreign manners with the true Americanism of sterling rural types like Adam Trueman. The goodness and unabashed patriotism of this old farmer from Catteraugus prevail in the end against the pretension of Mrs. Tiffany - a lady who believes herself fashionable - and the schemes of a bogus Count who is finally exposed as a fortune-hunter. Melodrama, farce and sentiment combine to make a one-act of wit and charm.

Characters

CASTING

5m, 4f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

ADAM TRUEMAN - A farmer from Catteraugus
COUNT JOLIMITRE - A fashionable European Importation
MR. TIFFANY - A New York Merchant
SNOBSON -  A rare species of Confidential Clerk
MRS. TIFFANY - A Lady who imagines herself fashionable
SERAPHINA - Her daughter, a Belle
GERTRUDE - A Governess
MILLINETTE - A  French Lady's Maid
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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