Abelard and Heloise

by  Ronald Millar

Full Length Play, Drama  /  12m, 9f

"Will please people who like tragedy with their love and wit with their history." - The New York Times

"[This] story of the most famous star crossed lovers outside of Romeo and Juliet...is intelligently written, striking." - The New …

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Abelard and Heloise

by  Ronald Millar

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    12m, 9f
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    Docudrama/Historic

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One of the greatest love stories of all time, this play was inspired by Helen Waddell's Peter Abelard and the letters of the 12th century lovers: a monastic scholar and poet and the innocent girl who came to adore him. Abelard loses his heart and his reason to Heloise, has a child by her and, in violation of his vows, enters into a secret marriage. Heloise's vengeful uncle alerts the ecclesiastical authorities. The lovers are separated and Abelard is castrated. She enters a nunnery and he a monastery. They meet again years later when he turns over to her, as abbess, a community he founded at their parting.
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"Will please people who like tragedy with their love and wit with their history." - The New York Times

"[This] story of the most famous star crossed lovers outside of Romeo and Juliet...is intelligently written, striking." - The New York Post

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