The Ladies of the Camellias

The Ladies of the Camellias

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Synopsis

In 1897, two different actresses, Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse, were both to perform the Lady of the Camellia in Paris in the same week and at the same theater. Alexandre Dumas, fils, the French author who wrote the play, has particular complaints about both of their performances. Their respective co-stars, Gustave-Hippolite Worms and Flavio Ando, are caught in the actresses' melodrama and competition. However, a Russian anarchist named Ivan decides to take the two actresses hostage and threatens to blow up the theater if two of his comrades are not released from prison.


Characters

Female

Lead

Soprano

Female

Lead

Alto

Male

Supporting

Spoken



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Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Genres
Comedy
Cast Size
medium
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult, elderly characters

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