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De Monfort archiveDe Monfort is consumed by his hatred of Rezenvelt. He is in the grip of a passion over which he seems to have little control. In 1798 Joanna Baillie, the genteel daughter of a Presbyterian Minister, published the first three of her plays on the passions. They were received with enormous enthusiasm. She was hailed by Sir Walter Scott and Lord Bryon, Kemble first performed De Monfort, then Edmund Kean. "Write me more Jane de Monforts" said the great Sarah Siddons. This is a play of daunting power and great language. It is unlike anything we have presented before. Another real Orange Tree rediscovery of an unjustly forgotten writer that must not be missed.

Author Joanna Baillie.

Archive listings for De Monfort

Work type: Play.

T0982756489

Producer Orange Tree Theatre. Director Imogen Bond. Design sam Dowson. Lighting John Harris. Performer Justin Avoth. Performer Alice Barclay. Performer David Gooderson. Performer Christina Greatrex. Performer Kieron Jecchinis. Performer Geoff Leesley. Performer Ben Nealon. Performer Rebecca Pownall. Performer David Ricardo-Pearce. Performer Heather Saunders. Performer Chris Starkie. Performer Mark Starr.
30 Apr 08 to 31 May 08Orange Tree Theatre, Outer London :: V321
listing details L01631108511

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