Daisy Miller

by  Dawn Keeler

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 4f

Lake Geneva, 1878: a young expatriate, Frederick Winterbourne, meets Daisy Miller, a strikingly pretty young American from Schenectady. Though immediately infatuated with each other, they are socially worlds apart.

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Daisy Miller

by  Dawn Keeler

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Lake Geneva, 1878: a young expatriate, Frederick Winterbourne, meets Daisy Miller, a strikingly pretty young American from Schenectady. Though immediately infatuated with each other, they are socially worlds apart. Winterbourne fails to recognize that Daisy is that alarming new phenomenon, 'the American girl', free to do as she pleases. Daisy Miller has its intensely poignant denouement in Rome, where Daisy's conduct provokes the wrath of the city's American colony, and leads Winterbourne tragically to misjudge her. Dawn Keeler's adaptation of the Henry James story premiered at the Malvern Festival Theatre before a tour starring Richard Grieve, Scarlett Johnson, Jean Boht and Shirley Anne Field.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Tours

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £67 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: 1878-9, in Vevey, a resort on Lake Geneva and Rome, Italy
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

3m, 4f

Daisy Miller - a young american

Frederick Winterbourne - a young American living in Europe

Mrs Miller - Daisy's Mother

Mrs Costello - Winterbourne's Aunt

Mrs Walker - american Widow

Giovanelli - Italian lawyer

Eugenio - Swiss courier

Waiter

Servant

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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

Can be cast with 2 males and 4 females

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Authors

Dawn Keeler

Dawn Keeler

Malvern Festival Theatre, 30th August 2005

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