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Twelve Dreams

James  Lapine

Inspired by an actual case history denoted by Carl Jung, the play traces the story of a little New England girl, Emma, who makes a booklet of her dreams which she gives to her psychiatrist father, Charles Hatrick, for Christmas. Still numbed with grief over the death of his wife, Dr. Hatrick is unable to make sense of these amazing dreams and passes the book along to his mentor, the Professor, who is visiting from abroad. The structure of the play sets the daily life of Emma against the re-creation of these dreams, which are enacted by the individuals who inhabit her world: her governess-housekeeper, Jenny; her best friend, Rindy; a rich neurotic whom Dr. Hatrick is treating, Dorothy Trowbridge; Emma's ballet teacher, Miss Banton; and a young protege of Dr. Hatrick's, Sanford Putnam. The dreams, which are disturbing and phantasmagoric, are described by the Professor as those of an older person, one who is facing death. As the events of the play gather force, we learn that the young girl is in fact fatally ill--a tragic destiny which her father, for all his erudition and experience, is helpless to understand or avert. TWELVE DREAMS is ultimately a meditation on love and loss, and the forces of life and fate.

Play Details:
Genre(s): Drama
Time Period(s): Not Available
Play Type: Play
Runtime: Not Available
Acts: Not Available
Set Complexity: Not Available
Set Information: Not Available
Year First Published: Not Available
Total Characters: 7
Male Characters: 3
Female Characters: 2
Androgynous Characters:2
Minimum Cast: Not Available
Maximum Cast: Not Available
Cost: FEE: $50 per performance
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Publisher: Dramatists Play Service
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ISBN: Not Available

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