My Life with Albertine

My Life with Albertine

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My Life with Albertine

My Life with Albertine

Overview

The musical focuses on Proust's obsession with his red-haired mistress, Albertine. Departing from the typical 'boy meets girl' plot, it explores the darkness of jealousy. Young Marcel, the hero, irrationally believes that Albertine is having lesbian affairs while older Marcel (played by a different actor), reflects on this seminal period in his young life interacting with himself at 17. Simple lullabies and children's songs reflecting Marcel's childish character before his affair are juxtaposed with operatic dirges, capturing the tragic effect of his self-inflicted destruction of happiness. This fascinating play preserves both the essence and themes of Proust's work.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature), Docudrama/Historic
  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Cast Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Richard Nelson

Richard Nelson's plays include CONVERSATIONS IN TUSCULUM, FRANK’S HOME, HOW SHAKESPEARE WON THE WEST, RODNEY'S WIFE, FRANNY'S WAY, MADAME MELVILLE, GOODNIGHT CHILDREN EVERYWHERE (Olivier Award Best Play), THE GENERAL FROM AMERICA, NEW ENGLAND, LEFT, MISHA'S PARTY (with Alexan ...

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Ricky Ian Gordon

Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956 in Oceanside, NY) studied piano, composition and acting, at Carnegie Mellon University. After moving to New York City, he quickly emerged as a leading writer of vocal music that spans art song, opera, and musical theater. Mr. Gordon's songs have been ...

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