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Dark Lady (manuscript)
Dark Lady (manuscript)
"Stunning repartee…seethes sexuality…riveting." —Variety
By Karen Sunde.

Cast: 4m., 3w. "Dark Lady is a powerful, passionate portrayal of two emotionally charged artistic geniuses who meet by chance, love ever briefly, and then are forced apart…" said one critic of its premiere performance. Variety concurred—"stunning repartee…seethes sexuality…riveting"—and described the play's premise "that Shakespeare's 'dark lady of the sonnets' was Italian musician and poetess Emilia Bassano (1569-1645), mistress to England's Lord Chamberlain." Set in plague-wracked London, the play offers rich supporting roles that bubble with earthy humor: the gorgeous aristocrat Hal; the wry earth-mother Dora; the shrewd, craggy Lord Chamberlain; the flamboyant actor Burbage; and the cocky, fierce barmaid Lindy. The play was acclaimed in its Danish premiere, was presented by Ireland's Abbey Theatre, and is optioned for film. A New York Villager critic asserted "Dark Lady will be acknowledged a masterpiece—if I have the slightest gift for theatre prophecy." Bare stage w/props.

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Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  D47
Cast Size:  7
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  65
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $39.95
Approx. Running Time:  80 min.
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama | Shakespeare
Karen Sunde has published nine plays, a monograph, four "best new play" scenes, been produced off-Broadway, in regional theatres, on a U.S.A. tour and in 10 countries in seven languages, e.g., Abbey Theatre in Ireland; National Theatre of Turkey; Aalborg State Theatre, Denmark; Chuo Kaikan, Tokyo; and the Moscow Art Theatre. She won the Bob Hope award, three Villager awards, ...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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