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Daisy Miller

Dawn Keeler WHT

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4f, 3m

Adapted in collaboration with Adolf Wood
From the story by Henry James

Lake Geneva, 1878: a young expatriate, Frederick Winterbourne, meets Daisy Miller, a strikingly pretty young American from Schenectady. Though immediately infatuated with each other, they are socially worlds apart.
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
Description
Lake Geneva, 1878: a young expatriate, Frederick Winterbourne, meets Daisy Miller, a strikingly pretty young American from Schenectady. Though immediately infatuated with each other, they are socially worlds apart. Winterbourne fails to recognize that Daisy is that alarming new phenomenon, 'the American girl', free to do as she pleases. Daisy Miller has its intensely poignant denouement in Rome, where Daisy's conduct provokes the wrath of the city's American colony, and leads Winterbourne tragically to misjudge her. Dawn Keeler's adaptation of the Henry James story premiered at the Malvern Festival Theatre before a tour starring Richard Grieve, Scarlett Johnson, Jean Boht and Shirley Anne Field.
History
Malvern Festival Theatre, 30th August 2005

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Tours

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: 1878-9, in Vevey, a resort on Lake Geneva and Rome, Italy
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

4f, 3m
Cast Attributes
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Daisy Miller - a young american

Frederick Winterbourne - a young American living in Europe

Mrs Miller - Daisy's Mother

Mrs Costello - Winterbourne's Aunt

Mrs Walker - american Widow

Giovanelli - Italian lawyer

Eugenio - Swiss courier

Waiter

Servant

Casting Notes

Can be cast with 2 males and 4 females

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Authors

Author

Dawn Keeler WHT

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