House Of Mirth
Drama Characters: 5 male, 5 female Unit set. Based on the classic story that helped to establish Edith Wharton as the first great American woman novelist, this moving play vividly brings to the stage Lily Bart's flamboyant progress through the glorious whirl of New York's high society, circa 1905, and her tragic fall. The satirical love story is staged as a series of flashbacks over her coffin. Faithful to Edith Wharton's distinct style of dialogue, this dramatic version opened to acclaim in London. "Elegant ... series of precisely staged and evocative dramatic tableaux." Guardian. "Deep, dark and powerful ... [with] dramatic and tragic impact." The News. "There's actually not much mirth in this haunting, powerful play but there is desire, greed and tragedy to match all the greatest love stories.... A winner." Southern Daily Echo.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gbill - LibraryThing
I love the "House of Mirth" for so beautifully capturing the position of women in 1905: by societal convention needing to marry, limited in career opportunities, and unable to live an independent life ... Read full review
My Dear Friend Lily BartUser Review - Overstock.com
...but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. And so this book is filled with fools of society. They are painted as vain materialistic selfish driven superficially by the society they live in ... Read full review