A Measure of Cruelty

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This is the story of a middle-aged spinster in love with an amiable young man of weak character whom she buys for a husband by paying off his debts. It is described as having elements of comedy, the macabre and the bourgeois intent on its own destruction. The pathos is in the selfishness of each character to repay the other’s injustice with hatred.
Source: The Stage Archive 11.02.1965 p15

Cast & Crew

Cast

Armand Fontanelle
Dorothy
Dr. Victor Courtefigue
Elizabeth
Gideon
Joseph
M. Brodard
Mme. Borelli
Mme. Cadie

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Observations

  1. On 21st January 2017 at 5:57 p.m., JMA noted:

    This Birmingham Rep production was the British premiere of ‘A Measure of Cruelty’. The World premiere was in France under the title of ‘L’Acheteuse’, directed by Jean Anouilh.
    Source: The Stage Archive 14.01.1965 p1

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