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Gaslight

Patrick Hamilton

Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573115790

Gaslight
by Patrick Hamilton

This classic Victorian thriller was first produced in 1935. Jack Manningham is slowly, deliberately driving his wife, Bella, insane. He has almost succeeded when help arrives in the form of a former detective, Rough, who believes Manningham to be a thief and murderer.

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Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

Time Period - 19th Century

Settings Of Play - A living-room

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This classic Victorian thriller was first produced in 1935. Jack Manningham is slowly, deliberately driving his wife, Bella, insane. He has almost succeeded when help arrives in the form of a former detective, Rough, who believes Manningham to be a thief and murderer. Aided by Bella, Rough proves Manningham's true identity and finally Bella achieves a few moments of sweet revenge for the suffering inflicted on her.
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2m, 3f

M2 (45, 60s) F3 (19, 34, 50)
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Patrick Hamilton

Patrick Hamilton

Patrick Hamilton (1904-1962) Patrick Hamilton was born in Hassocks, Sussex in 1904. He and his parents moved a short while later to Hove, where he spent his early years. He published his first novel, CRAVEN HOUSE, in 1926 and within a few years had established a wide readership for himself. Despite personal setbacks and an increasing problem with drink, he was still able to write some of his ... view full profile

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