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Full Length Play, Drama
Now in modern play form, The Jew of Bologna depicts the most sensational clash of religions in history. The church takes Edgardo Mortara, when he was a boy of six from his family, because a Catholic serving girl in the employ of the Jewish Mortara family baptized him when he was an infant...
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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
Full Length Play
Time Period - Victorian (British and American), 19th Century
Settings Of Play - A priest's sitting room in a church; Poitier, France. 1873.
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Church / Religious Groups
Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
Two male actors play Edgardo and Solomone. All other characters are played by two males and two females with obvious costume changes.
N/A (Not a musical)
EDGARDO MORTARA - a 21 year-old convert. SOLMONE MORTARA - a Jewish upholsterer and Edgardo's father. MARIANNA MORTARA - Edgardo's mother. PIUS IX - the Pope. BRIGADIER AUGOSTINO - a Papal policeman. A CLOAKED FIGURE - messenger. FATHER FELETTI - an Inquisitor. FATHER SARRA - a Rector. SABATINO SCAZZOCCHIO - a Jewish leader. CARDINAL ANTONELLI - Papal Secretary of StateANNA MORISI - a servant. SISTER KATRINA - an instructor in the House of the Catechumens. SISTER MARY JOAN - a French sister.
Jules Tasca has taught playwrighting through I.U.P. at Oxford University in England and he has performed with a Commedia dell'arte group in Central Italy. He is the author of over 125 (full length and one-act) published plays that have been produced in numerous national theaters from the Mark Taper Forum to the Bucks County Playhouse, as well as abroad in England, Ireland, Austria, Germany, South ... view full profile
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