Sabrina Fair

Sabrina Fair

by Samuel Taylor
     
 

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"is a modern version of the Cinderella fable," writes Atkinson, in the Times. It is set on Long Island in the 1950s, and deals with the involvement of a very rich family named Larrabee with Sabrina Fairchild, the daughter of their family chauffeur. She is bright, well-educated, and has just returned from five years in Paris, where she has done a brilliant job as an

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"is a modern version of the Cinderella fable," writes Atkinson, in the Times. It is set on Long Island in the 1950s, and deals with the involvement of a very rich family named Larrabee with Sabrina Fairchild, the daughter of their family chauffeur. She is bright, well-educated, and has just returned from five years in Paris, where she has done a brilliant job as an executive in a U.S. government overseas office. She has come home to find out if she is still in love with the younger Larrabee son, David. The elder son, Linus, a cynical, good-humored tycoon who has taken control of the family fortune, detects Sabrina's feeling for his brother, and for his own amusement lays a trap to bring them together. It works: David falls in love with Sabrina and wants to marry her. At the same time, a rich young Frenchman who has known Sabrina in Paris turns up and asks her to marry him. Faced with this dilemma, Sabrina discovers it is really Linus she wants. After an amusing scene in which Sabrina's father, the chauffeur, makes a rather amazing revelation, Sabrina breaks down Linus' resistance and gets her man. An unusual number of fine character parts for actors: the beautiful mother of wit and perception; the father, whose one passion is attending funerals; the chauffeur who has been dabbling in the stock market and likes his job because it gives him time to read; the smart magazine editor who, as a house guest, is the interested observer. "SABRINA FAIR is a delightful, sparkling hit." �Robert Coleman, NY Mirror.

Editorial Reviews

NY Times
A remarkably pleasant piece of theatre...Mr. Taylor writes in a sparkling daze of incredulity and satire.
Saturday Review
The best American comedy of manners in more than a decade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822209799
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1955
Sales rank:
643,922
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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