Here we go again - another Pinero. This is a strange one - farcical setup but more romantic than funny. You are left realizing that freak in appearance or not, we are all human. Or maybe thinking that those that appear as freaks are more human than those that appear to be human.When Mrs. Herrick's brother Charlie dies, he leaves his money in trust for members of the circus he used to own under the name of "Segantini's World Renowned Mammoth International Hippodrome and Museum of Living Marvels". When five of the Extraordinary Mortals of the circus show up to visit with the Ordinary Mortals at Mrs. Herrick's country house, there is a clash of cultures....
(Summary by ToddHW)
Gender neutral, of course. And due to the wonders of this being audio, your height, weight, physical condition, and appearance do not matter in your selection of roles.
Sonia will be the Grand Lady of the House, and will take some time from drinking tea and discussing the servant situation to be our DPL. Read well, or she may start discussing you....
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.79882/page/n5
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- Project Code: E178x4Iz
- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Wing_Pinero (Arthur Wing Pinero)
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- Number of sections (files) this project will have: 43
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- Original publication date (if known): 1917
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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy
Keywords that describe the book: circus, culture clash, country house, differences
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