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Mr. Clemens and Mr. Brown
Mr. Clemens and Mr. Brown
By Sally Netzel.

Cast: 3m., 7w. About half the lies in this play originated with Mark Twain, all the rest come from Sally Netzel, with great affection. Truth plays a minor part, Samuel Clemens and his family live in Hartford, Conn., in 1885; Harriet Beecher Stowe in her dotage was a neighbor of theirs; Louisa May Alcott saw to it that Huckleberry Finn was banned in Concord because it was "trash"; and Mark Twain was hurt by her review of his masterpiece. And it is true that from that date, Twain's writing changed from the rich sprawl of anecdote to sparse moral and logical clarity, and wry satire began to darken into cynicism. Mr. Clemens and Mr. Brown is a comedy of that time of change, of the happy conflict between a man and his youth, honesty and pretension, tradition and the wildly approaching turn of the century. Area staging.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  MC1
Cast Size:  10
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  75
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  95 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 0871298201
Publication Date: 07/11/2000
Biographies
Sally Netzel has written over 30 plays, including three musicals and 10 plays for children, most of which have been produced in both professional and amateur venues around the country. Besides Dramatic Publishing's Mr. Clemens and Mr. Brown, a play about Samuel Clemens and his riverboat—gambler alter ego, her other works include a three-woman show about an impossible long-term love ...More
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* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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