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The Eagle Has Two Heads

Ronald Duncan

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  2f, 4m


An intense drama of an assassinated young king, who in the course of the years, rises to an ideal father-figure in the Queen's imagination, and returns to her as a revolutionary son bringing for a moment the youthful Eros and then the deeply longed-for death. Tallulah Bankhead starred with a young Marlon Brando on Broadway.

The Eagle Has Two Heads

by  Ronald Duncan

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 4m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description
An intense drama of an assassinated young king, who in the course of the years, rises to an ideal father-figure in the Queen's imagination, and returns to her as a revolutionary son bringing for a moment the youthful Eros and then the deeply longed-for death. Tallulah Bankhead starred with a young Marlon Brando on Broadway.

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Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Casting

2f, 4m
Cast Attributes
  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
Stanislas: idealistic, sensitive, intense; 23
Felix: inhibited, maladroitly loyal; 36
Foehn: elegant, cunning; 40
Tony: the Queen's deaf and dumb servant; 50
The Queen: impetuous, passionate, courageous, proud; 29
Edith de Berg: deviously disloyal, confused, unstable; 25

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Ronald Duncan

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