The 39 Steps {Theater Program]

Olney, MD: Olney Theatre Center, 2012. Presumed first edition/first printing. Wraps. 20 p. Includes illustrations. From Wikipedia: "The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. Patrick Barlow wrote the adaptation, based on the original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon of a two-actor version of the play. Barlow had originally intended to portray the character of Richard Hannay, but focused solely on rewriting the original version. [1] The play's concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress (or sometimes actor) plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film's serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest." Condition: Very good. No dust jacket. Ticket stub laid in.

Keywords: Patrick Barlow, John BUchan, Alfred Hitchcock, Clay Hopper, Evan Casey, Jason Lott, Susan Lynskey, Jeffries Thaiss, Robert Dohmen, Kathleen Quinn

[Book #66702]

Price: $25.00