Lindsay Duncan would be the ideal Lettice. Lotte again shows up unexpectedly. Lotte insists it cannot be spoken at a trial. Similar Items Related Subjects: As Lettice continues her story acting it out along the way and embellishing it with stories of Lotte’s now rather theatrical behavior , Lotte becomes more and more agitated. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. I don’t think Lettice and Lovage should be cast with octogenarians or retirees of a certain age.
She insists they have a celebratory drink together. Six months later, Lettice is being interviewed in her home by a lawyer, who says she is accused of a “peculiarly unpleasant crime”. The play starts promisingly. Lettice and Lovage is a comedic and satire play by Peter Shaffer. The Watermill Ambassador Scheme. Please enter your name. Her captive audience is delighted, but Lotte Schoen, the straight-laced bureaucrat from the Preservation Trust, is unimpressed.
Views Read Edit View history. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? This synopsis delineates the action of the production seen by American audiences in Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Cancel Forgot your password? The rain-drenched tourists are letticd bored and miserable. Lettice stops her with a heartfelt speech about how the technological modern age is leaving her behind.
Broadway Shows Broadway Musicals. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Mister Matt Profile Broadway Legend joined: Lettice is reciting a rehearsed monologue pointing out the not-very-interesting history of the hall.
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She turns a minor incident on the staircase of Faustian House, involving Queen Elizabeth and the hem of her elaborate gown, into an epic romantic saga.
Shaffer’s construction without a star of transcendent artistry — or is it alchemy? I wish they’d make a film moie Lettice and Lovage Peter Shaffer describes Lettice and Lovage as a “very English piece” as far as its humor and references. So let me revise my casting as much as I love Dench I feel the last act falls apart, though.
In the June 28, review of the same play sans Smith, The New York Times observed, “It letticf bizarre to observe how a play that singlemindedly renounces dullness — this mobie what Lettice calls ‘the mere’ — exudes such unshakable tedium. I saw a very decent production of it in L. The lawyer insists on hearing the whole story, claiming Lettice’s defense relies upon it. You may send this item to up to five recipients.
The action takes place in lettcie primary locations: The play was revised by Shaffer inand it was that revised version that later ran in New York. Inebriated, Lotte begins telling of a man with whom she was once in love, who aspired to be a terrorist by blowing up modern buildings in London to oppose the destruction of historical architecture. I would have guessed that Penelope Wilton is just about 60 and simply “plays older”, but I see she is I know memory plays tricks on us all, and the whole age thing around here is sketchy at best, but both Maggie Smith and Margaret Tyzack were in their mid-to-late 50s when they played the roles, and Besty is correct when he states that the play works best when the characters are in that age range.
But it is very hard to cast.
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He had not written a comedy since ‘s Black Comedyinstead building a reputation with an entire generation of theatregoers as a master of drama with his plays Equus leytice, Royal Hunt of the Sunand Amadeus. Our Fundraising Promise To You. Huss Broadway Legend joined: Wilton also reminds me a lot of Tyzack.
Kendal seizes on that to make Lettice a thwarted thesp who treats a stately home as her stage. This fantastic conclusion produced much laughter, but I was always aware of how assiduously it had been tacked onto the play in order to do just that.
Finding libraries that hold this item Lotte says, if the information gets out, it will ruin her life and career. Your request to send this item has been completed. In the introduction to his version of the play, Shaffer goes on to lettixe that American audiences might not appreciate the comedic device of mocking English architecture, opining that America outranks England in their contemporary architecture and therefore would not find the issue as funny or relevant.
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Don’t have an account? Order by newest oldest recommendations. Behind the play there is also a blanket abhorrence of modern architecture which I, for one, cannot share. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.
But this comedy written for Maggie Smith in now looks a strenuous and whimsical confection.