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The Mystery of Irma Vep and Other Plays download

The Mystery of Irma Vep and Other Plays by Charles Ludlum

The Mystery of Irma Vep and Other Plays



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The Mystery of Irma Vep and Other Plays Charles Ludlum ebook
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Format: pdf
Page: 300
ISBN: 9781559361736


The play has hints of such productions as “The Mystery of Irma Vep” by Charles Ludlam, a play in three acts using two actors; or “Noises Off” which shows the “other show” backstage during a British play called Nothing On. It has more musical gags than other versions and having the talented Monte Riegel Wheeler and Jeffrey Meek as the stars makes it extra special. What was the What advice do you have for directors on plays that have rotating characters played by few actors? When you see words like "madcap" and "zany" used in ads to describes a play, it's a natural reaction to roll your eyes and assume it's all marketing hyperbole. Charles Ludlam's play, subtitled “A Penny Dreadful,” is a mashup of vaudevillian gags, literary allusions and melodramatic conceits written for two actors to play eight roles between them. There are moments in Kansas City Repertory's delightfully absurd production of “The Mystery of Irma Vep” when you may decide you're watching a duel of titans. Audiences should come see The Mystery of Irma Vep because, not only is it the perfect Halloween holiday treat, but it is also a comedy classic where two actors put on tour-de-force performances. If ever there was a showcase for actors who have all the tools in the kit and then some, this is it,” says Harriet Power, director of Act II. ROBERTLOERZEL.COM: RECENT ARTICLES; PAST ARTICLES; ALCHEMY OF BONES More interesting was the way Hypocrites' three female cast members — Tien Doman, Halena Kays and Christine Stulik — kept switching costumes and changing roles during the play, a ruse similar to the one Charles Ludlum used in The Mystery of Irma Vep. When the company premiered The Mystery of Irma Vep in 1984, Time Magazine hailed it as one of the best plays of the year.

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