Ring Round the Moon

by  Jean Anouilh, Christopher Fry

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6m, 6f

An outstanding success in England and in New York. An unusually fresh sophisticated comedy. "…an enchanting little fairy tale of laughing…grace, its sentiment masked by cool, brittle, elegant mockery." —London times. "…[a] lovely and delectable trifl…

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    Cast Size

    6m, 6f

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According to Atkinson (Times), a play "of many moods…wistfully romantic, satirical, fantastic…To make his points about love (the author) has invented a fable about twin brothers—Frederic, who is shy and sensitive, and Hugo, who is heartless and aggressive. Frederic is in love with a hussy who is in love with Hugo. To save Frederic from an unhappy marriage, Hugo tries to distract him by bringing to a ball a beautiful dancer who masquerades as a mysterious personage and becomes the triumph of the occasion. She is a susceptible maiden in her own right. She not only breaks up all the cynical romances that have been going on before she arrived, but loses her own heart as well."
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Reviews

"An outstanding success in England and in New York. An unusually fresh sophisticated comedy. "…an enchanting little fairy tale of laughing…grace, its sentiment masked by cool, brittle, elegant mockery." —London times. "…[a] lovely and delectable trifle." —NY Herald-Tribune.

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6m, 6f
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Jean Anouilh

Jean Anouilh was born in Bordeaux on June 23, 1910. After completing his early schooling, Anouilh studied law for a short time at the Sorbonne, and then worked as a copywriter at Publicité Damour. He also wrote comic scenes for the cinema. In 1929 he collaborated with Jean Aurenche on his first play, Humulus Le Muet ...

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Christopher Fry

Christopher Fry

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