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False Admissions
False Admissions
From the play by Marivaux. Translated and adapted by Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Cast: 5m., 3w. "There is a sense of the absurdity of class divisions—the servant, the bourgeois and the aristocrat—at a moment in history when the categories lost their conviction," wrote the London Times critic. Dorante, who is poor, gets a job as a steward with his adored Araminte. On his behalf, Dubois, his former servant, wages psychological warfare. All good fun; the pain comes in with Marton, Araminte's paid companion, who is led to believe Dorante loves her and who then finds out her mistake. The Times critic concludes "...a marvelously confidential tone, as if in awe of the weirdness of the Marivaux world! The effect is delightful!" One int. set.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  F51
Cast Size:  8
No. of Act(s):  3
Pages:  72
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  90 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Literary Classic
ISBN (10): 087129124X
Timberlake Wertenbaker's plays include Our Country's Good; The Grace of Mary Traverse (Royal Court, 1985); The Love of the Nightingale (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1989), which won the Eileen Anderson Central TV drama award; Three Birds Alighting on a Field (Royal Court, 1991), which won the Writers' Guild and Drama Circle Best West End Play Award 1991 and the Susan Smith ...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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