19th Century

Showing 1 – 15 of 48 titles
  • Lynne Alvarez

    Description

    Two teens living in 19th-century Denmark are separated when the boy, Christian, mysteriously departs with Nina, an exotic older woman... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 15 total (9 female, 6 male, flexible casting, nonspeaking roles)
    Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • $15.00$15.95
    Alexandre Dumas, translated by Laurence Senelick
    $15.00$15.95

    Description

    "ANTONY is not a melodrama, ANTONY is not a tragedy, ANTONY is not a stage play. ANTONY is an acting-out of love, jealousy and anger in five acts... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 14 total (6 female, 9 male, extras)
    Full Length Drama (about 120 minutes)
    Multiple Sets
    Period Costumes
  • Georges Feydeau, translated from the French by Laurence Senelick

    Description

    THE AWFUL TOOTH was the last new play of Feydeau to be produced in his lifetime, and its dentist's chair offers a dose of sadistic hilarity... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 9 total (3 female, 6 male)
    Short Comedy (about 45 minutes)
    Single Set
    Period Costumes
  • Phil Bosakowski

    Description

    Veteran journalist Ambrose Bierce, whose wit is as sharp as a scalpel, is sent by yellow journalist William Randolph Hearst to the Pacific Western Railroad, the symbol of big business corruption at the turn of the century... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 9 total (3 female, 6 male)
    Full Length Comedy (about 85 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • Georges Feydeau, translated from the French by Laurence Senelick

    Description

    Trapped in a misalliance, a husband is set upon by his wife, his in-laws, and the midwife.


    Production Info

    Cast: 6 total (4 female, 2 male)
    Short Comedy (about 50 minutes)
    Single Set
    Period Costumes
  • $15.00$15.95
    Tom Jacobson
    $15.00$15.95

    Description

    Based on historical incident, the play chronicles the first race riot in Los Angeles history: the 1871 lynching of 18 Chinese men by a mob of 500 "people from all nations... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 14 total (4 female, 10 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 120 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • $15.00$15.95
    David Wiltse
    $15.00$15.95

    Description

    Crazy Horse, the Sioux leader, engages General Crook, Indian fighter, in a confrontation that results in the death of Crazy Horse.


    Production Info

    Cast: 6 total (6 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • $11.95$15.00
    August Strindberg, translated by Stephen Mulrine
    $11.95$15.00

    Description

    Strindberg's chilling anatomy of a marriage — in which the two partners duel with each other until one is utterly defeated... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 6 total (3 female, 3 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 140 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • Georges Feydeau, translated from the French by Laurence Senelick

    Description

    A husband and wife stay together by force of habit, their relationship based on nothing solid. The wife's aggression and bitterness and the husband's selfishness and irresponsibility are revealed, and their ferocious animosity unleashes such powerful comedy that it obscures the underlying darkness.


    Production Info

    Cast: 4 total (2 female, 2 male)
    Short Comedy (about 60 minutes)
    Single Set
    Period Costumes
  • $11.95$15.00
    S Anksy, adaptation by Tony Kushner, translated from Yiddish by Joachim Neugroschel
    $11.95$15.00

    Description

    Considered by many to be the greatest Yiddish drama, A DYBBUK recounts the tale of a wealthy man's daughter possessed by the spirit of her dead beloved.


    Production Info

    Cast: 18 total (5 female, 13 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 160 minutes)
    Multiple Sets
    Period Costumes
  • $15.00
    Ruth Wolff
    $15.00

    Description

    As the 19th century moves into the 20th century, the Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi struggles to hold together the proud ancient Chinese empire, which is being assaulted by foreign nations and the technological advances of the age... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 8 total (3 female, 5 male, optional extras: court attendants)
    Full Length Drama (about 130 minutes)
    Multiple Sets
    Period Costumes
  • $11.95$15.00
    August Strindberg, adapted by Richard Nelson
    $11.95$15.00

    Description

    Richard Nelson's critically lauded adaptation of Strindberg's classic, in which a power struggle between husband and wife leads to devastating consequences.


    Production Info

    Cast: 8 total (3 female, 5 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 95 minutes)
    Multiple Sets
    Period Costumes
  • $19.95$20.00
    Georges Feydeau, translated from the French by Laurence Senelick
    $19.95$20.00

    Collection Description

    This collection includes five long one-act plays: THE AWFUL TOOTH, BLASTED EVENT, DEAD WRONG, POTTY FAVORS, and SHE CAN'T BARE IT! Master Belle Époque farceur Georges Feydeau loosely based these brilliantly funny long one-acts on the failure of his own marriage... [read more]

  • $15.00
    Ruth Wolff
    $15.00

    Description

    A Play with Music — the music of Frederic Chopin. George Sand had many lovers — but the one to whom she was most attached, and who almost ruined her life, was Frederic Chopin... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 6 total (2 female, 4 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 125 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • $15.00$15.95
    August Strindberg, translated by Laurence Senelick
    $15.00$15.95

    Description

    Ghosts drift through Strindberg's haunted and haunting dreamscape where a student idealizes the inhabitants of a stylish Stockholm apartment building, only to discover that their lives, perhaps even life itself, may be a kind of hell from which salvation can only be achieved through suffering.


    Production Info

    Cast: 14 total (7 female, 7 male, bit parts)
    Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
    Single Set
    Period Costumes