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Bronte

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  1f

Charlotte Bronte, William Luce

William Luce
A play based on the life of Charlotte Brontë

Brontëbegins in 1849 with Charlotte, at thirty-three, returning from Scarborough, where she has buried Anne, her youngest sister.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Biography
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Summary

Brontë begins in 1849 with Charlotte, at thirty-three, returning from Scarborough, where she has buried Anne, her youngest sister. Only Charlotte and her stern God-fearing father are left in this house of memories and she has resigned herself to the notion that she will live and die a lonley old maid. As the play unfolds, Charlotte comes to terms with her genuis and her need for love. Julie Harris played Charlotte Brontë, author of Jane Eyre, in this captivating monodrama by the author of Barrymore, The Belle of Amherst, and The Last Flapper.

Cast Attributes
  • All Female
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Charlotte Bronte
  • Time Period 19th Century
  • Features Period Costumes

Media

"An immaculate work of theater." - Los Angeles Times

"A psychological window opening." - San Francisco Examiner

"A miniature treasure." - Variety

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  • Musical StyleN/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal DemandsN/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus SizeN/A (Not a musical)

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Charlotte Bronte

William Luce

William Luce wrote his Broadway and London success The Belle of Amherst for Julie Harris, who won her fifth Tony Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Emily Dickinson. For American soprano Renée Fleming, Luce wrote My Business Is To Love, which Fleming premiered in Linc ...
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