Overview

LE MARQUIS DE VILLEMER, by George Sand, was adapted from her novel by the same title. The play was first presented at the Odéon theatre in Paris, on February 29, 1864, where it was a triumphant success.

In the story of the play, the Marquise de Villemer hopes to marry off her younger son Urbain, the Marquis de Villemer, to Diane, heiress to a great family fortune, just out of convent school. But Urbain finds his head turned by Caroline, the ...
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The Marquis de Villemer

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Overview

LE MARQUIS DE VILLEMER, by George Sand, was adapted from her novel by the same title. The play was first presented at the Odéon theatre in Paris, on February 29, 1864, where it was a triumphant success.

In the story of the play, the Marquise de Villemer hopes to marry off her younger son Urbain, the Marquis de Villemer, to Diane, heiress to a great family fortune, just out of convent school. But Urbain finds his head turned by Caroline, the Marquise’s new secretary/companion. And Diane finds herself drawn to the Marquise’s older son, the Duke d’Aleria, a gambler and playboy whose recklessness has nearly bankrupted his family.

A society friend and frequent guest of the Marquise, the wealthy young widow Léonie d’Arglade, wishes to marry the glamorous and enviably-titled Duke herself. Over the course of a weekend in the country, she intentionally upsets the fragile rondelay; and the Marquise’s pride and prejudices jeopardize her sons’ happiness.

The play has roles for 4 women, 5 men
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012589644
  • Publisher: Mercer Arts and Letters, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 135
  • File size: 88 KB

Meet the Author

GEORGE SAND (1804-1876), though better known as a novelist, is one of the most successful women playwrights in history. More than twenty plays written by her were produced in the most important theatres of Paris during her lifetime.
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