The Gift of the Gorgon

by  Peter Shaffer

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 5f

Edward Damson, famous English playwright, has died violently at his remote Aegean home. His son, whom he has never acknowledged, American academic Philip Damson, has had a lifelong obsession with the father he never knew and he begs permission from h…

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The Gift of the Gorgon

by  Peter Shaffer

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Edward Damson, famous English playwright, has died violently at his remote Aegean home. His son, whom he has never acknowledged, American academic Philip Damson, has had a lifelong obsession with the father he never knew and he begs permission from his stepmother, Helen, to write Edward's biography. She agrees reluctantly on the proviso that he tells the whole story - a story, she warns, he will find painful ...
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  • Setting: A living-room and other simple settings
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

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4m, 5f
M4 (20s, middle age, elderly) F5 (20s, middle age, elderly)
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Peter Shaffer

Sir Peter Shaffer, in full Sir Peter Levin Shaffer (born May 15, 1926, London, Eng.), British playwright of considerable range who moved easily from farce to the portrayal of human anguish.Educated at St. Paul’s and Trinity College, Cambridge, Shaffer first worked for a music publisher and then as a book reviewer. His ...

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