East Lynne

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Samuel French, Inc., 2012 - Drama - 144 pages

Category: Melodrama Characters: 5 males and 8 females Scenery: Interior

This is not an old and creaking version of Mrs. Henry Wood's immortal novel. It is a sparkling and streamlined play. Lady Isabel Vane is left orphaned in her late teens. The home in which she spent her childhood, East Lynne, has been sold to Archibald Carlyle. What will become of the poor, unfortunate orphan? Insulted, humiliated and mistreated in her new home, she rejoices when Archibald proposes to her. Her new husband brings Isabel back to East Lynne to live. Isabel is presented to Barbara Hare, a young lady who has always loved Archibald. Levison, a former suitor, starts a campaign to win Isabel away from Archibald. With the aid of a forged note, Levison convinces her that her husband longs to be rid of her so that he may marry Barbara Hare. Half mad with jealousy, Isabel deserts her husband and child and runs away with Levison. But it isn't long before her eyes are opened to her companion's villainy and she leaves him. Broken in health and disguised as an old governess, Isabel returns to East Lynne to see her ailing child, and with the final curtain we see virtue triumph over evil


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