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The Sire de Maldroit\'s Door
The Sire de Maldroit's Door
Adapted by Jules Tasca. Adapted fromRobert Louis Stevenson.

Cast: 2m., 1w. Alain Sire de Maletroit has set a clever trap to capture the man who is sending love letters to his beautiful niece Blanche. Near her room, he has constructed a trick door that locks shut once someone has walked through it. As the play begins, Denis de Beaulieu, who has never set eyes on Blanche, leans against the trick door as he rushes to escape an enemy, and he falls into the Sire deMaletroit's house. Alain assumes that Denis is the lover who is compromising his niece's reputation, so he tells Denis that he has until dawn to marry Blanche or he will be executed. Blanche, truly in love with her letter-writing captain, is thrown in with the stranger Denis and together they must find a way out of the dilemma. Around the themes of love or death, the comic-drama plays itself out to an exciting climax—and a happy ending. Each of the three roles is superb, and the dialogue is often lyrically beautiful. One int. set. Approximate Running Time: 30 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  One-Act
Catalog Code:  S75
Cast Size:  3
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  18
Royalty:  $35.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $7.95
Approx. Running Time:  30 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 1583425012
Biographies
Through Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Jules Tasca has taught playwrighting at Oxford University in England, and he has performed with a commedia dell'arte group in central Italy. He is the author of more than 125 (full-length and one-act) published plays that have been produced in numerous national theatres from the Mark Taper Forum to the Bucks County Playhouse, as well ...More
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