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Charm

Charm

By Kathleen Cahill.

Product Code: CP2000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 5m., 3w.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout Canada, the United States.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Told in the style of magical realism, Charm presents the story of an extraordinary woman: the brilliant, but forgotten, American writer and feminist, Margaret Fuller, who inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne's masterpiece The Scarlet Letter. Set in an imagined America of the 1840s, the play portrays Margaret's emotional journey from a plain, bookish young woman suffering unrequited love for her handsome cousin to the confidant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathanial Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau and the New-York Tribune's first female war correspondent, writing dispatches from the front lines of the Italian revolution. Margaret recounts her personal exploration of the spiritual movement, Transcendentalism, and her intimate—if frustrating— friendships with the icons of American literature, all of whom lacked the ability to express their feelings for her. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, the play mixes comedy and tragedy in a magical world where statues talk, characters speak anachronistically and the ordinary and the surreal exist side by side.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code CP2000
  • Cast Size 8
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583428337
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"Cahill supposes what also must have been true—that Fuller had to fight to be taken seriously in a world that expected women to mind their manners but nothing more than that … but she also finds in Fuller a woman not content to live a constricted, 19th-century-womanly life, and she has made of her a heroine for our still conflicted times." -Elizabeth Maupin, independent theatre critic