Canterville Ghost, The

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For three centuries, the Canterville Ghost has been perfectly happy rattling chains, clanking armor and generally haunting Canterville. Enter the Otis family – Yankee upstarts with thoroughly modern ideas. Frightening these nonplussed American tenants proves to be not only infuriating but almost impossible for the temperamental British ghost. Yet, through the courageous friendship of one of the young Otis children, the Canterville Ghost finally finds peace. Oscar Wilde’s tale is told with whimsical humor and charm.

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Description

Creators
Oscar Wilde, author
Marisha Chamberlain, playwright

 

Details

74 pgs. 3 female, 5 male
Orginally produced in CTC’s 1991-1992 season
Audience Recommendation: 6+

Synopsis

For three centuries, the Canterville Ghost has been perfectly happy rattling chains, clanking armor and generally haunting Canterville. Enter the Otis family – Yankee upstarts with thoroughly modern ideas. Frightening these nonplussed American tenants proves to be not only infuriating but almost impossible for the temperamental British ghost. Yet, through the courageous friendship of one of the young Otis children, the Canterville Ghost finally finds peace. Oscar Wilde’s tale is told with whimsical humor and charm.

“High-spirited Americans take a good natured shot at the British stiff-upper-lip in…The Canterville Ghost.” –Country Messenger, Stillwater MN

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

 

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Script Type

Demo CD, Hard Copy Perusal, PDF Perusal, Written Score Hard Copy, Written Score PDF

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