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A View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge

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Writer:
  • italian
  • american
  • new york
  • tragedy
  • love
  • brooklyn


Overview


Synopsis

A View From the Bridge, set in New York City, is the story of the Carbones, an Italian-American family. Eddie Carbone, a longshoreman living in Brooklyn, has a decent job and a loving wife, Beatrice. The Carbones have raised their 17-year-old niece, Catherine, since childhood. She is adored by Eddie. Now, just as Catherine is becoming a woman, the Carbone family opens their doors to two of Beatrice's cousins from Sicily: Marco and Rodolpho. When Rodolpho and Catherine fall in love, chaos ensues, with tragic results.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1955
Genres
Drama
Time & Place
new york, 1950s
Cast Size
medium
Ideal For
high school theatre, university theatre, professional theatre, community theatre
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, late teen, young adult characters
Tags:
  • italian
  • american
  • new york
  • tragedy
  • love
  • brooklyn

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