The Portrait of A Lady archiveSet in London, Rome and Florence, it tells the story of Isabel Archer, a beautiful, young American heiress, who travels to Europe on a voyage of self-discovery. She is accompanied by the delightful Madam Merle who seems to have many friends, but no past. Having turned down an English Lord and wealthy American industrialist, Isabel marries Gilbert Osmond, a man of exquisite taste and sensibility, who claims to care nothing for worldly possessions. However, as Gilbert and Madam Merle reveal their true characters, Isabel has to confront her future alone...


Book by: Henry James
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Archive listings for The Portrait of A Lady

Work type: Play.


Director Peter Hall (Sir). Design Peter Mumford. Lighting Peter Mumford. Sound Gregory Clarke. Costume Christopher Woods. Performer Catherine McCormack (Isabel Archer). Performer Niamh Cusack. Performer Jean Marsh. Performer Anthony Howell. Performer Finbar Lynch. Performer Christopher Ravenscroft. Performer Oliver Chris. Performer Susie Trayling.
26 Aug 08 to 6 Sep 08Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston :: V051452426
listing details L1019879223
18 Aug 08 to 23 Aug 08Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
listing details L01594364206
11 Aug 08 to 16 Aug 08Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L0578357325
3 Jul 08 to 9 Aug 08Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L01516777168

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