Dialogue for Lovers

by  William Shakespeare, Eve Merriam

Full Length Play  /  1m, 1f

"Eve Merriam's arrangement...unleashed the raw emotion behind Shakespeare's flights of rhetoric." - Theatre Journal

"Celebrates the beauty of the sonnets and the ever changing interaction of men and women in a duet for lovers." - The …

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    1m, 1f
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    Adaptations (Shakespeare)
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    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Estelle Parsons and Fritz Weaver starred in New York in this celebration of Shakespeare's greatest love stories.
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Reviews

"Eve Merriam's arrangement...unleashed the raw emotion behind Shakespeare's flights of rhetoric." - Theatre Journal

"Celebrates the beauty of the sonnets and the ever changing interaction of men and women in a duet for lovers." - The Hollywood Reporter

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music

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1m, 1f
WOMAN
MAN
SOPRANO
MUSICIANS: VIOLA DA GAMBA, LUTE PLAYER
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Authors

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Eve Merriam

EVE MERRIAM was a poet, playwright, director, and lecturer. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1916, she attended Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin, Columbia University, and has has taught and lectured at many other institutions. Her first book, Family Circle (1946), was select ...

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DIALOGUE FOR LOVERS was first presented at the Symphony Space in New York City on April 23, 1980. Directed by Isaiah Sheffer.

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