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The Heiress

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  6f, 3m

Henry James, Augustus Goetz, Ruth Goetz

The Heiress
by Ruth and Augustus Goetz
Based on the novel Washington Square by Henry James

Compared to her mother, the heiress Catherine Sloper seems dull and lifeless, or at least that's what her father believes. With her lack of confidence Catherine becomes easy prey for fortune hunter Morris Townsend who deserts her on finding out she h…

  • Cast Size
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    6f, 3m
  • SubGenre
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    Adaptations (Literature), Period
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Compared to her mother, the heiress Catherine Sloper seems dull and lifeless, or at least that's what her father believes. With her lack of confidence Catherine becomes easy prey for fortune hunter Morris Townsend who deserts her on finding out she has been disinherited. Two years later, we see Catherine, her father dead, having matured considerably after her experiences and prepared to take revenge on Morris Townsend.
M3 (young, middle age) F6 (late 20s-40 )
  • Time Period 19th Century
  • Setting A sitting-room

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Henry James

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Augustus Goetz

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Ruth Goetz

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