Daughter of Silence

by  Morris L. West

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  18m, 5f

"An absorbing courtroom drama, a distinguished play." - New York Daily News

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Daughter of Silence

by  Morris L. West

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    18m, 5f
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A young girl has shot the mayor of a small Italian town. Against the advice of his father in law, a young lawyer whose marriage is on the rocks undertakes the girl's defense. As a child, the girl witnessed her mother's murder by the mayor who was a partisan underground leader. She has avenged that murder, and now she becomes the accused. The moral problems mount and the play has a shattering conclusion.

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Reviews

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"An absorbing courtroom drama, a distinguished play." - New York Daily News

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting:

    San Stefano, Tuscany

Casting

18m, 5f

GIANBATISTA ROSATI
SERGEANT MANZONI
CARRESE
FRA BONIFACIO
ANNA ALBERTINI
MARIA ROSATI
VALERIA
LOUISA
ANTONIO
CARLO
ASCOLINI
FRANCESCO
DEODATO
THE PROSECUTOR
PRESIDENT OF THE COURT
CLERK OF THE COURT
LUIGI
PROFESSOR EMILIO GALUZZI
MADDALENA BARONE
JUDGES
ASSISTANT TO THE PROSECUTOR
ASSISTANT TO THE DEFENSE
VILLAGERS

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Authors

Morris L. West

Morris L. West

Daughter of Silence premiered on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre in November 1961 under the direction of Vincent J. Donehue.

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