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Madame Bovary

Adrienne Lita Kennedy

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4f, 8m

Madame Bovary is the tragic, yet scintillating story of a woman who longed for a life she could never fully achieve...
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 8m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
Madame Bovary is the tragic, yet scintillating story of a woman who longed for a life she could never fully achieve. Emma Bovary is a woman who desires the illustrious and romantic world she has only read about in books or observed from afar. As this desire grows, Emma must seek to fulfill it, whatever the cost, in an ultimate quest to become the Madame Bovary of her wildest and most passionate dreams. Telling Emma's story through the eyes of her own daughter, Adrienne Kennedy brings a fresh and exciting approach to this classic novel.
History
Madame Bovary was presented as a reading by The Signature Theatre in New York City, in February of 2006.
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Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Alcohol
  • Intense Adult Themes

Licence details

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Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

4f, 8m
Cast Attributes
  • Flexible casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Press

Adrienne Kennedy has influenced "generations of playwrights with her hauntingly fragmented lyrical dramas...frequently produced, read, and taught, they continue to hold a prominent place among the most exciting plays of the past 50 years." - broadwayworld.com

"To many, Ms. Kennedy has blended the surreal and the social to invent a new dramatic form." - The New York Times

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Adrienne Lita Kennedy

Adrienne Kennedy continues to influence the world through her art. She was the recipient of the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, an Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement Award, the Lila Wallace—Reader's Digest Writers' Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in Literature Aw ...

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