A Respectable Wedding (Benedetti)

by  Jean Benedetti, Bertolt Brecht

Short Play, Comedy  /  5m, 4f

A provocative short play about the life of the petit bourgeois society. A serious celebration, gradually changes into an evening full of accidents, provocations, gossip, shameful and lively entertainment...

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A Respectable Wedding (Benedetti)

by  Jean Benedetti Bertolt Brecht

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A provocative short play about the life of the petit bourgeois society. A Respectable Wedding is a grotesque story and a farce, where everything is pilled, broken and destroyed: relationships, furniture and the characters. However, this decline comes in the middle of a wedding dinner. A serious celebration, gradually changes into an evening full of accidents, provocations, gossip, shameful and lively entertainment. In this way the decadent moral of the respectable society with good manners is revealed.
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Reviews

"[A] buoyant farce about a bourgeois wedding in which everything goes disastrously wrong" - The Guardian, Read More

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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

5m, 4f
THE BRIDE'S FATHER
THE BRIDEGROOM'S MOTHER
THE BRIDE
THE BRIDE'S SISTER 
THE BRIDEGROOM
HIS FRIEND
THE WIFE
HER HUSBAND
THE YOUNG MAN
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Authors

Jean Benedetti

Jean Benedetti

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), playwright, poet and director, was born in Augsburg, Germany in February 1898. He established himself as a playwright during the 1920s and early 1930s with plays such as Baal, Man is Man, The Threepenny Opera,  and The Mother. In 1933, as Hitler came to power in Germany, Mr. Brecht fled to S ...

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A Respectable Wedding was the only one of Brecht’s early one acts to be staged during his life. It premiered in Frankfurt in 1926.

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