When She Danced

by  Martin Sherman

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 5f

"A fascinating play.... A comic portrait of a Bohemian salon in both joy and extremis, as the calling of high art meets the low farce of insistent creditors, ludicrous lovers and unexpected guests. The very inexplicability of Isadora's art becomes ..…

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When She Danced

by  Martin Sherman

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    3m, 5f
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    Biography, Period, Docudrama/Historic

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New York's Playwrights Horizons had a success starring Elizabeth Ashley as the legendary Isadora Duncan. The acclaimed author of Bent brings us Paris 1923, and Duncan's desperate attempts to keep herself financially solvent to realize her dream of retirement : a school in Italy to teach young dancers her art while distracted by her mercurial husband, a poet who only speaks Russian, as well as various acolytes, through whose eyes we glimpse the greatness of Isadora "when she danced".
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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


3m, 5f
M3 (19, 20s, 30s) F5 (17, 40s).
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