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Monique - Full Length Play, Drama

Monique

Dorothy Blankfort

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Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573612435

"It has an arresting murder situation to consider, its characters are enigmatic and deceptive, its atmosphere is menacing, its detection is intelligent if not infallible. Finally, it has a solution that is steeped in treachery and evil and is quite l…

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The end of March. In the living room of the Ravinel home near Paris. The present.

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Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

The New York critics agreed that Monique was one of the most unusual plays to reach Broadway in many a season. A combination of mystery, terrifying suspense, and with just a touch of the supernatural thrown in for good measure, the play is at its core a study in the deterioration of human character under the devious attack of the basest (but unconquerable) passions. Monique, an attractive and domineering woman doctor, has ensnared Fernand, a man of good will unhappily married to the shrewish Lucienne. The latter refuses to divorce Fernand and, insidiously, very cleverly, Monique succeeds in implanting in the mind of the tormented man the obsession that there is only one course open to him: Lucienne must be removed. The two, conspiring together, evolve one of the most ingenious murder methods in all the annals of crime -- absolutely foolproof and impossible to detect. The plan is put into operation; it is apparently a complete success; and then...
"It has an arresting murder situation to consider, its characters are enigmatic and deceptive, its atmosphere is menacing, its detection is intelligent if not infallible. Finally, it has a solution that is steeped in treachery and evil and is quite likely to surprise you..." - The New York Post
MONIQUE was first presented at the John Golden Theatre on October 22, 1957. Directed by Shepard Traube.
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CASTING

5m, 6f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

FERDINAND RAVINEL
LISETTE
LUCIENNE RAVINEL - his wife
DR. MONIQUE RIGAUD
HENRIETTE
MERLIN - a retired Inspector of Police
GOUTTEZ
ANDRE
MESSENGER
TELEPHONE OPERATOR
SUZANNE
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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