Paperback - 2005
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The often hilarious, bawdy, and adventuresome story of Celadine, coffeehouse proprietor, writer, and sometime spy, during the reign of Charles II in London. "CELADINE follows the timeless structure of Restoration comedy, with its concealed identity, ribald humor and courtly intrigue. The play has bright potential for regional repeats or perhaps an Off-Broadway run. And if Hollywood were still making those fanciful Technicolor swashbuckling frolics, it would be a dandy entry for a Saturday matinee at the movies." -Variety "The titular leading lady of Charles Evered's CELADINE runs a London coffee house, writes plays, occasionally does a bit of spying, and still looks fabulous well into her forties. Assisting her at the coffee house are Mary, a former hooker, and Jeffrey, a young hunk with a penchant for cross-dressing and for crawling under his boss's skirt. Completing Celadine's entourage ... are Elliot and Rowley, the former a handsome young actor, the latter an ex-lover. If Celadine's young daughter Marie were still alive, the lady would seem to have it made - the very picture of a modern 21st-century woman, right? Not quite. Celadine is in fact a woman of the '70s, the 1670s that is, and if you think that the late 17th century is hardly the setting for a smart, sexy souffle of a play, think again ... Certain to entertain and short enough not to outstay its welcome, Evered's lively confection will likely send many audience members off to Google the Restoration, Charles II, and Aphra Behn - and that's more than enough to rate applause." -Steven Stanley, stagescenela.com " A] bright and breezy hit comedy - splendid. Evered has created the type of heroine Hepburn adored playing. This has the spirit of an in-his-prime Neil Simon comedy." -The Star Ledger "CELADINE is simultaneously uproariously funny even bawdy and tragically touching. It has a tinge of the sweep of history and a taste of personal loss and reconciliation." -Home News Tribune
Publisher: New York : Broadway Play Pub., c2005.
ISBN: 9780881452839
Characteristics: 69 p. ; 22 cm.


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