The Golden Age

The Golden Age

by A. R. Gurney
     
 

The play takes place in a once elegant townhouse in Manhattan, the home of Isabel Hastings Hoyt, an aging but still charming recluse who had been a glittering figure in the literary salons of the 1920s. Now short of money, Mrs. Hoyt is concerned about the future of her granddaughter, Virginia, a twice-divorced near-alcoholic whom she hopes to see securely married… See more details below

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The play takes place in a once elegant townhouse in Manhattan, the home of Isabel Hastings Hoyt, an aging but still charming recluse who had been a glittering figure in the literary salons of the 1920s. Now short of money, Mrs. Hoyt is concerned about the future of her granddaughter, Virginia, a twice-divorced near-alcoholic whom she hopes to see securely married before she herself, as she puts it, "kicks the bucket." In earlier years, Mrs. Hoyt was friend and confidante of many world figures, especially F. Scott Fitzgerald who, it is rumored, used her as the model of Daisy in . This fact leads Tom, an ambitious young academic, to seek her out. Tom believes that Mrs. Hoyt possesses an unpublished chapter from Gatsby which depicts passionate lovemaking between and Daisy, a literary treasure which he is determined to procure no matter how devious the means. It is this obsession that sets up the increasingly complex and perilous relationship which develops between the three protagonists�a relationship that, inexorably, leads to the startling and ironic denouement of the play.

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Editorial Reviews

Variety
...an intriguing game of cat and mouse.
WCBS Radio
THE GOLDEN AGE is engaging, lighthearted, and delightfully witty...
WOR Radio
A wonderful, delightful evening in the theatre!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822204558
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1984
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.21(d)

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