Song at the Scaffold

by  Emmet Lavery, Baroness Gertrud von le Fort

Full Length Play  /  4m, 9f

Two female choruses. No formal scenery. Background projections and extensive music continuity required. This moving play tells of a French community of nuns who were guillotined during the French revolution. It is especially the story of one nun who fears death and another who eagerly embraces marty…

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    4m, 9f

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Two female choruses. No formal scenery. Background projections and extensive music continuity required. This moving play tells of a French community of nuns who were guillotined during the French revolution. It is especially the story of one nun who fears death and another who eagerly embraces martyrdom. And it is the once fearful nun who gains martyrdom which is denied the other.
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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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4m, 9f
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  • Cross gender casting

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Males can be played by females

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Authors

Emmet Lavery

Emmet Lavery (1902-1986) served as president of the Screenwriters Guild of Los Angeles from 1945 to 1947 and as vice president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1946. Lavery's screenplay, The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell, earned him and co-author Milton Sperling an Acade ...

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Baroness Gertrud von le Fort

Baroness Gertrude von Lefort (1876–1971) is the author of over 20 books (poems, novels, plays, and short stories), honorary Doctor of Theology and "the greatest contemporary transcendent poet". Her works are appreciated for their breath-taking profoundness and virtuosity, beauty and actuality of her id ...

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