Moby Dick Rehearsed

by  Orson Welles, Herman Melville

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  12m, 2f

"Admirably bold and imaginative." - The New York Post

"An adventure in theatre going. As I left the first performance I felt myself rather oddly shaky and breathless...There is nothing else anywhere near like Moby Dick in the theatre." - …

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    12m, 2f
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    Adaptations (Literature)

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An ingenious idea is employed to accommodate the sweep of this classic story on the stage. A Shakespearean company who puts down their rehearsal sides of Lear and curiously take up those of a new play entitled Moby Dick. On the rehearsal stage of platforms, the teasers overhead suddenly become yardarms with sails and a tall ladder becomes a mast. The platforms become the decks of the ship on which the cast sails through the storms and tribulations of the Pequod hunting for Moby Dick.
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"Admirably bold and imaginative." - The New York Post

"An adventure in theatre going. As I left the first performance I felt myself rather oddly shaky and breathless...There is nothing else anywhere near like Moby Dick in the theatre." - The New York Daily News

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12m, 2f
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Orson Welles

Orson Welles

Herman Melville

Herman Melville

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