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Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth - Full Length Play, Comedy

Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth

Edith Wharton, Dawn Keeler

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Full Length Play, Comedy

5m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573695735

By Edith Wharton
Adapted by Dawn Keeler

"Elegant...series of precisely staged and evocative dramatic tableaux." - The Guardian
"Deep, dark and powerful...[with] dramatic and tragic impact." - The News

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Adaptations (Literature), Period

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Victorian (British and American)

Settings Of Play - Grand Central Station, New York. 1903-1905.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes, Smoking

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre

Based on the classic story that helped to establish Edith Wharton as the first great American woman novelist, this moving play vividly brings to the stage Lily Bart's flamboyant progress through the glorious whirl of New York's high society, circa 1905, and her tragic fall. The satirical love story is staged as a series of flashbacks over her coffin. Faithful to Edith Wharton's distinct style of dialogue, this dramatic version opened to acclaim in London.

"Elegant...series of precisely staged and evocative dramatic tableaux." - The Guardian

"Deep, dark and powerful...[with] dramatic and tragic impact." - The News

"There's actually not much mirth in this haunting, powerful play but there is desire, greed and tragedy to match all the greatest love stories...A winner." - Southern Daily Echo

Cambridge Theatre Company, 1995.
Characters

CASTING

5m, 5f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

LILY BART - 29 year-old, society beauty.
LAWRENCE SELDEN - lawyer in his 30's.
GERTY FARISH - wealthy businessman, 30-40.
SIMON ROSEDALE - wealthy businessman, 30-40.
JUDY TRENOR - old New York, very wealthy, 40-50.
GUS TRENOR - Judy Trenor's financier husband, 45-55.
BERTHA DORSET - small, very petite socialite, 30-40.
GEORGE DORSET - Bertha Dorset's husband, 40-50.
CARRY FISHER - twice divorced, 30-40.
PERCY GRYCE - very wealthy collector, 25-35.
PORTER

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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