The Snob

by  Eric Bentley, Carl Sternheim

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 4f

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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Sternheim writes in a style that no American has mastered; direct and precise, blunt and forceful. Upon the rise of the curtain the audience is thrust immediately into the drama of a commanding young man who knows exactly what he wants and how he will get it. He is about to be appointed president of the mammoth corporation he now serves as secretary. To clear the tracks, he pays off his mistress for years of services rendered - with interest - without a touch of human feeling, and yet not altogether unkindly. He similarly pays off his parents for what they have given him and ships them off to another country lest they embarrass him in his ascent to glory. He is shrewd, ruthless, and absolutely dedicated to his ambition. A truly fascinating portrait, in an absorbing style of dramaturgy.
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Eric Bentley

Eric Bentley was born in England in 1916, became an American citizen in 1948, in 1998 was inducted into the (American) Theatre Hall of Fame, and in 2011 won a gold medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Scholar, critic, teacher, performer, translator and, finally, playwright , he has had ...

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