You Never Can Tell (play)
You Never Can Tell is an 1897 four-act play by George Bernard Shaw that debuted at the Royalty Theatre. It was published as part of a volume of Shaws plays entitled Plays Pleasant, in June 2011, the play was revived at the Coliseum Theatre in Aberystwyth, where it had been performed exactly one century earlier. The children have no idea who their father is and, through a comedy of errors, at the same time a dentist named Valentine has fallen in love with the eldest daughter, Gloria. However, Gloria considers herself a woman and claims to have no interest in love or marriage. The play continues with a comedy of errors and confused identities, with the friendly and wise waiter, dispensing his wisdom with the titular phrase You Never Can Tell
The Savages (film)
The Savages is a 2007 American drama film written and directed by Tamara Jenkins. It stars Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman, alexander Payne and Jenkins husband Jim Taylor were two of the executive producers. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim, after drifting apart emotionally over the years, two single siblings — Wendy and Jon — band together to care for their estranged, elderly father, who is rapidly slipping into dementia. Wendy and Jon first travel to Sun City, Arizona to attend the funeral of their fathers girlfriend of 20 years, when they arrive, they are told that their father signed a non-marriage agreement and will not have rights to any of her property. They move him to a home in Buffalo, where Jon is a theater professor working on a book about Bertolt Brecht. Wendy, who is an aspiring, but unsuccessful, neither of the siblings are close with Lenny. It is implied that he was a physically and emotionally abusive father when Jon and Wendy were growing up and they were abandoned by their mother at a young age.
Their dysfunctional family life appears to have left Wendy and Jon emotionally crippled and she is sleeping with an unattainable married man 13 years her senior and he cannot commit to a Polish woman who must return to Kraków after her visa expires. Their visits to the home and their fathers eventual death allow them to reevaluate their lives. In the end, Wendy has broken up with her lover, but has adopted his dog. The film closes with Wendy running with her lovers dog alive, running with the aid of a wheeled hip cast, robinson Cara Seymour as Kasia Kristine Nielsen as Nurse The film received very favorable reviews from critics. As of October 14,2012, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 89% of critics gave the positive reviews. Metacritic reported the film had a score of 85 out of 100. Club 8th - Ray Bennett, The Hollywood Reporter 9th - A. O
Mrs. Warren's Profession
Mrs. Warrens Profession is a play written by George Bernard Shaw in 1893, and first performed in London in 1902. The play is about a prostitute, now a madam. It is a play, offering social commentary to illustrate Shaws belief that the act of prostitution was not caused by moral failure. Elements of the play were borrowed from Shaws 1882 novel Cashel Byrons Profession, the story centres on the relationship between Mrs Kitty Warren and her daughter, Vivie. Mrs. Warren, a prostitute and current brothel owner, is described as on the whole. Vivie, an intelligent and pragmatic young woman who has just graduated from university, has come home to get acquainted with her mother for the first time in her life, the play focuses on how their relationship changes when Vivie learns what her mother does for a living. It explains why Mrs. Warren became a prostitute, condemns the hypocrisies relating to prostitution, Vivie Warren, a thoroughly modern young woman, has just graduated from the University of Cambridge with honours in Mathematics, and is available for suitors.
Her mother, Mrs. Warren, arranges for her to meet her friend Mr. Praed, Mrs. Warren arrives with her business partner, Sir George Crofts, who is attracted to Vivie despite their 25-year age difference. Vivie is romantically involved with the youthful Frank Gardner, who sees her as his meal ticket and his father, the Reverend Samuel Gardner, has a history with Vivies mother. As we discover later, he may be Vivies out-of-wedlock father, Mrs. Warren successfully justifies to her daughter how she chose her particular profession in order to support her daughter and give her the opportunities she never had. She saved enough money to buy into the business with her sister, Vivie is, at first, horrified by the revelation, but lauds her mother as a champion. However, the reconciliation ends when Vivie finds out that her mother continues to run the even though she no longer needs to. Vivie takes a job in the city and dumps Frank. She disowns her mother, and Mrs. Warren is left heartbroken, Mrs. Kitty Warren, An attractive, middle-aged businesswoman and former prostitute, made wealthy by running a string of brothels.
Mr. Praed, A friend of Mrs. Warren, middle-aged and attractive, Sir George Crofts, Mrs. Warrens business partner. A middle-aged, entitled member of the upper class, Reverend Samuel Gardner, A local minister and Vivies biological father. Vivie Warren, Mrs. Warrens daughter, recently graduated university with honours. Frank Gardner, Youthful son of Reverend Gardner and he explained the source of the play in a letter to the Daily Chronicle on 28 April 1898, Miss Janet Achurch mentioned to me a novel by some French writer as having a dramatisable story in it
George Bernard Shaw
He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman and Saint Joan. With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, born in Dublin, Shaw moved to London in 1873, where he established himself as a writer and novelist. By the mid-1880s he was a theatre and music critic. Following a political awakening, he joined the gradualist Fabian Society, Shaw had been writing plays for years before his first public success, 1894s Arms and the Man. Influenced by Henrik Ibsen, he sought to introduce a new realism into English-language drama, using his plays as vehicles to disseminate his political and religious ideas. By the early twentieth century his reputation as a dramatist was secured with a series of critical and popular successes that included Major Barbara, The Doctors Dilemma and Caesar, Shaws expressed views were often contentious, he promoted eugenics and alphabet reform while opposing vaccination and organised religion.
He courted unpopularity by denouncing both sides in the First World War as equally culpable and he castigated British policy on Ireland in the postwar period, and became a citizen of the Irish Free State in 1934, maintaining dual citizenship. He was prolific, finishing during the years a series of often ambitious plays which achieved varying degrees of popular success. Since Shaws death, opinion has varied about his works and he has at times been rated as second only to William Shakespeare among English-language dramatists, analysts recognise his extensive influence on generations of playwrights. The word Shavian has entered the language as encapsulating Shaws ideas, Shaw was born at 3 Upper Synge Street in Portobello, a lower-middle-class part of Dublin. He was the youngest child and only son of George Carr Shaw and his elder siblings were Lucinda Frances and Elinor Agnes. The Shaw family was of English descent and belonged to the dominant Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland, George Carr Shaw and his relatives secured him a sinecure in the civil service, from which he was pensioned off in the early 1850s, thereafter he worked irregularly as a corn merchant.
In 1852 he married Bessie Gurly, in the view of Shaws biographer Michael Holroyd she married to escape a tyrannical great-aunt, if, as Holroyd and others surmise, Georges motives were mercenary, he was disappointed, as Bessie brought him little of her familys money. She came to despise her ineffectual and often drunken husband, with whom she shared what their son described as a life of shabby-genteel poverty. By the time of Shaws birth, his mother had become close to George John Lee, Shaw retained a lifelong obsession that Lee might have been his biological father, there is no consensus among Shavian scholars on the likelihood of this. The young Shaw suffered no harshness from his mother, but he recalled that her indifference. He found solace in the music that abounded in the house, Lee was a conductor and teacher of singing, Bessie had a fine mezzo-soprano voice and was much influenced by Lees unorthodox method of vocal production. The Shaws house was filled with music, with frequent gatherings of singers and players
The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Award, recognizes excellence in live Broadway theatre. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at a ceremony in New York City. The awards are given for Broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre, several discretionary non-competitive awards are given, including a Special Tony Award, the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award. The awards are named after Antoinette Tony Perry, co-founder of the American Theatre Wing, the rules for the Tony Awards are set forth in the official document Rules and Regulations of The American Theatre Wings Tony Awards, which applies for that season only. It forms the fourth spoke in the EGOT, that is someone who has won all four awards, the Tony Awards are considered the equivalent of the Laurence Olivier Award in the United Kingdom and the Molière Award of France. From 1997 to 2010, the Tony Awards ceremony was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in June and broadcast live on CBS television, except in 1999, in 2011 and 2012, the ceremony was held at the Beacon Theatre.
From 2013 to 2015, the 67th, 68th, and 69th ceremonies returned to Radio City Music Hall, the 70th Tony Awards were held on June 12,2016 at the Beacon Theatre. The 71st Tony Awards will be held on June 11,2017, as of 2014, there are 24 categories of awards, plus several special awards. Starting with 11 awards in 1947, the names and number of categories have changed over the years, some examples, the category Best Book of a Musical was originally called Best Author. The category of Best Costume Design was one of the original awards, for two years, in 1960 and 1961, this category was split into Best Costume Designer and Best Costume Designer. It went to a category, but in 2005 it was divided again. For the category of Best Director of a Play, a category was for directors of plays. A newly established non-competitive award, The Isabelle Stevenson Award, was given for the first time at the ceremony in 2009. The award is for an individual who has made a contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian.
The category of Best Special Theatrical Event was retired as of the 2009–2010 season, the categories of Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical were retired as of the 2014-2015 season. Performance categories Show and technical categories Special awards Retired awards The award was founded in 1947 by a committee of the American Theatre Wing headed by Brock Pemberton. The award is named after Antoinette Perry, nicknamed Tony, an actress, producer and co-founder of the American Theatre Wing, who died in 1946. As her official biography at the Tony Awards website states, At Jacob Wilks suggestion, proposed an award in her honor for distinguished stage acting, at the initial event in 1947, as he handed out an award, he called it a Tony
St. Peter's Preparatory School
Saint Peters Preparatory School is a private, all-male, college-preparatory school located in Jersey City, New Jersey, within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. The Society of Jesus founded the school in 1872 and today the school is operated as part of the Jesuits New York Province, the school has been accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. Students are enrolled from counties in Central and Northern New Jersey, the school has a faculty of 72, made up of 5 Jesuits,62 lay teachers, and six counselors three of whom work on college placement. Tuition for the 2015-16 school year is $15,100, as of the 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 935 students and 93.8 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 10.0,1. Saint Peters Prep was founded in the Paulus Hook section of Jersey City as one department within Saint Peters College by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 3,1872, along with the Preparatory department were the Collegiate and Grammar departments.
As a school for men, Saint Peters opened in September 1878 with seventy-one students in the Preparatory department. Academic degrees were first conferred in June 1889, at this time the only building on the campus was Shalloe Hall at 144 Grand Street. Mulry Hall, on the corner of Grand and Warren Streets, was built around the turn of the century as a social club. In 1918 Jesuit Superiors decided to close the College division in order to more attention on other Universities in the Northeast. It remained closed until 1930, during time, however. The College division reopened in another location in 1930 and in 1936 settled at its current location, the College and Preparatory departments were officially incorporated separately on February 10,1955. The original building, Shalloe Hall, is named after Francis J. Shalloe, Mulry Hall was dedicated in 1913. Across the street is the Humanities Building and this four-storied building was constructed in the 1880s and until 1924 housed the Academy of Saint Aloysius, an all-girls school.
Prep acquired the building in 1924 and in 1995 completed a renovation of the structure. Hogan and Burke Halls on the west side of campus were constructed in 1942 and 1965–66, in 1948 the Memorial Gymnasium was dedicated. It is commonly referred to as The Barn, from its unique shape, in 2005 Prep completed the purchase of the vacant Saint Peters Grammar School as well as the Saint Peters Church adjacent to Preps existing property. Keenan, S. J. field about three blocks away, the new field has provided the soccer and lacrosse teams a home field, as well as practice space for the football and baseball teams. Beginning in the 2010-2011 academic year the church was converted into a temporary multi-purpose space to serve as the lunch room
Twelve Angry Men (play)
Twelve Angry Men is a play by Reginald Rose adapted from his 1954 teleplay of the same title for the CBS Studio One anthology television series. The drama depicts a jury forced to consider a homicide trial, at the beginning, they have a nearly unanimous decision of guilty, with a single dissenter of not-guilty, who throughout the play sows a seed of reasonable doubt. The story begins after closing arguments have been presented in the homicide case, as in most American criminal cases, the twelve men must unanimously decide on a verdict of guilty or not guilty. The case at hand pertains to whether a man murdered his own father. The jury is instructed that a guilty verdict will be accompanied by a mandatory death sentence. These twelve move to the room, where they begin to become acquainted with the personalities of their peers. Throughout their deliberation, not a single juror calls another by his name because the names are unknown to the jurors. Several of the jurors have different reasons for discriminating against the defendant, his race, his background, Rose wrote several stage adaptations of the story.
In 1964, Leo Genn appeared in the play on the London stage, in other theatrical adaptations in which female actors are cast the play is often retitled 12 Angry Jurors. Harold Pinter directed a production of the play, which opened at the Bristol Old Vic on March 7,1996, G. Marshall, as the Voice of the Judge. The London West End production opened in November 2013 at the Garrick Theatre, directed by Christopher Haydon, the cast included Martin Shaw, Robert Vaughn, Jeff Fahey, Nick Moran, Robert Blythe, Miles Richardson and Martin Turner. In 2014, Independent Theatre Pakistan performed an adaptation of play at Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore. A1957 feature film adaptation and written by Rose himself, nominated for 3 Academy Awards, Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Starring, Martin Balsam as Juror #1 John Fiedler as Juror #2 Lee J. Cobb as Juror #3 E. G, Twelve Angry Men, A Play in Three Acts. Twelve Angry Men at the Internet Broadway Database Twelve Angry Men at the Internet Broadway Database
Cyrano de Bergerac (play)
Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. Although there was a real Cyrano de Bergerac, the play is a fictionalization of his life follows the broad outlines of it. The entire play is written in verse, in rhyming couplets of twelve syllables per line, very close to the classical alexandrine form, but the verses sometimes lack a caesura. It is researched, down to the names of the members of the Académie française. The play has been translated and performed many times, and is responsible for introducing the word panache into the English language, Cyrano is in fact famed for his panache, and the play ends with him saying My panache just before his death. The two most famous English translations are those by Brian Hooker and Anthony Burgess, hercule Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac, a cadet in the French Army, is a brash, strong-willed man of many talents. In addition to being a remarkable duelist, he is a gifted, however, he has an extremely large nose, which causes him to doubt himself.
The play opens in Paris,1640, in the theatre of the Hôtel Burgundy, members of the audience slowly arrive, representing a cross-section of Parisian society from pickpockets to nobility. Christian de Neuvillette, a new cadet, arrives with Lignière. Lignière recognizes her as Roxane, and tells Christian about her, Ragueneau and Le Bret are expecting Cyrano de Bergerac, who has banished the actor Montfleury from the stage for a month. After Lignière leaves, Christian intercepts a pickpocket and, in return for his freedom, Christian departs to try to warn him. The play Clorise begins with Montfleurys entrance, Cyrano disrupts the play, forces Montfleury off stage, and compensates the manager for the loss of admission fees. Roxanes duenna arrives, and asks where Roxane may meet Cyrano privately, Lignière is brought to Cyrano, having learned that one hundred hired thugs are waiting to ambush him on his way home. Cyrano, now emboldened, vows to take on the entire mob single-handed, the next morning, at Ragueneaus bake shop, Ragueneau supervises various apprentice cooks in their preparations.
Cyrano arrives, anxious about his meeting with Roxane and he is followed by a musketeer, a paramour of Ragueneaus domineering wife Lise, the regular gathering of impoverished poets who take advantage of Ragueneaus hospitality. Roxane and Cyrano talk privately as she bandages his hand, she thanks him for defeating Valvert at the theater, and talks about a man with whom she has fallen in love. Cyrano thinks that she is talking about him at first, and is ecstatic, but Roxane describes her beloved as handsome, Roxane fears for Christians safety in the predominantly Gascon company of Cadets, so she asks Cyrano to befriend and protect him. After she leaves, Cyranos captain arrives with the cadets to congratulate him on his victory from the night before and they are followed by a huge crowd, including De Guiche and his entourage, but Cyrano soon drives them away
An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. Simplistically speaking, the person denominated actor or actress is someone beautiful who plays important characters, the actor performs in the flesh in the traditional medium of the theatre, or in modern mediums such as film and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής, literally one who answers, the actors interpretation of their role pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is playing themselves, as in forms of experimental performance art, or, more commonly, to act, is to create. Formerly, in societies, only men could become actors. When used for the stage, women played the roles of prepubescent boys. The etymology is a derivation from actor with ess added. However, when referring to more than one performer, of both sexes, actor is preferred as a term for male performers. Actor is used before the name of a performer as a gender-specific term.
Within the profession, the re-adoption of the term dates to the 1950–1960s. As Whoopi Goldberg put it in an interview with the paper, Im an actor – I can play anything. The U. K. performers union Equity has no policy on the use of actor or actress, an Equity spokesperson said that the union does not believe that there is a consensus on the matter and stated that the. subject divides the profession. In 2009, the Los Angeles Times stated that Actress remains the term used in major acting awards given to female recipients. However, player remains in use in the theatre, often incorporated into the name of a group or company, such as the American Players. Also, actors in improvisational theatre may be referred to as players, prior to Thespis act, Grecian stories were only expressed in song, and in third person narrative. In honor of Thespis, actors are commonly called Thespians, the exclusively male actors in the theatre of ancient Greece performed in three types of drama, tragedy and the satyr play.
Western theatre developed and expanded considerably under the Romans, as the Western Roman Empire fell into decay through the 4th and 5th centuries, the seat of Roman power shifted to Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire. Records show that mime, scenes or recitations from tragedies and comedies, from the 5th century, Western Europe was plunged into a period of general disorder
An Inspector Calls
An Inspector Calls is a play written by English dramatist J. B. Priestley, first performed in 1945 in the Soviet Union and in 1946 in the UK and it is one of Priestleys best known works for the stage, and is considered to be one of the classics of mid-20th century English theatre. The plays success and reputation has been boosted in recent years by a revival by English director Stephen Daldry for the National Theatre in 1992. The family is visited by a man calling himself Inspector Goole, the family is interrogated and revealed to have been responsible for the young womans exploitation and social ruin, effectively leading to her death. The play is studied in schools in the UK as one of the prescribed texts for the English Literature GCSE examination. In attendance are Arthurs wife Sybil and their adult children Sheila, the younger, has a drinking problem that is discreetly ignored. After dinner, Arthur speaks about the importance of self-reliance and he talks about his impending knighthood and about how a man has to look after himself and his own.
Inspector Goole arrives immediately, interrupting the evening and explaining that a woman called Eva Smith has killed herself by drinking strong disinfectant and he implies that she has left a diary naming names, including members of the Birling family. Goole produces a photograph of Eva and shows it to Arthur and he admits that he dismissed her from Birling & Co.18 months ago for her involvement in an abortive workers strike. He denies responsibility for her death, Sheila enters the room and is drawn into the discussion. After prompting from Goole, she admits to recognising Eva as well and she confesses that Eva served her in a department store and Sheila contrived to have her fired for an imagined slight. She admits that Evas behaviour had been blameless and that the firing was motivated solely by Sheilas jealousy, Sybil enters the room and Goole continues his interrogation, revealing that Eva was known as Daisy Renton. Gerald starts at the mention of the name and Sheila becomes suspicious, Gerald admits that he met a woman by that name in the Palace Bar.
He gave her money and arranged to see her again, Goole reveals that Gerald had installed Eva as his mistress, and gave her money and promises of continued support before ending the relationship. Goole identifies Sybil as the head of a charity to which Eva had turned for help. Despite Sybils haughty responses, she admits that Eva, pregnant. Sybil had convinced the committee that the girl was a liar, despite vigorous cross-examination from Goole, Sybil denies any wrongdoing. Arthur and Sybil are upset by this, and the evening dissolves into angry recriminations, the implication resulting from Gooles questioning is that each of the people there that evening had contributed to Evas despondency and suicide
Three Men and a Baby
Three Men and a Baby is a 1987 American comedy film directed by Leonard Nimoy, and stars Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson and Nancy Travis. It follows the mishaps and adventures of three bachelors as they attempt to adapt their lives to pseudo-fatherhood with the arrival of the child of one of them. The script was based on the 1985 French film Trois hommes et un couffin, the film was the biggest American box office hit of that year, surpassing Fatal Attraction and eventually grossing US$167 million in the US alone. The film won the 1988 Peoples Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Motion Picture and their lives are disrupted when a baby named Mary arrives on their doorstep one day. Mary arrives in his absence – he is in Turkey shooting a B movie, leaving Peter, prior to leaving, Jack had made arrangements with a director friend to have a package delivered to the apartment as a favor. Before Marys arrival, he calls and leaves a message with Peter and Michael informing them of it, when she arrives, they mistakenly believe she is the package, even though there is a note from her mother.
Peter and Michael are totally befuddled on how to care for Mary, while he is gone, Mrs. Hathaway, the landlady, delivers a small box to the apartment and Michael tosses it aside while trying to keep Mary under control. After Peter returns, they figure out her proper care, right down to diaper changes, baths. The next day, two men arrive at the apartment to pick up the package and Michael mistakenly give Mary to them instead, and shortly after they leave, Peter discovers the actual package. He runs downstairs to intercept them, but trips and stumbles, and he gathers it and retrieves Mary from them, but retains the heroin while allowing them to take a can of powdered milk. After the exchange, a police officer attempts to ticket them for illegal parking and he accosts Peter and detains him in the apartment until Sgt. Melkowitz, an officer, arrives to question him and Michael about the drugs. They successfully hide them from him during the interrogation, in which they learn that Jacks friend is a drug dealer as well and he leaves with suspicions and puts them and the apartment under surveillance.
Peter and Michael are able to persuade Mrs. Hathaway to babysit Mary while they work, once they get home, they find her bound and gagged and the apartment ransacked, apparently by the dealers demanding the heroin. They continue with their care of her, adjusting to surrogate fatherhood and growing attached to her, once Jack returns and Michael question him about the entire drug deal and Mary. He replies that he knew nothing about the heroin and initially denies everything about Mary until he reads the note from Sylvia and he recalls the tryst that eventually led to her being born. Peter and Michael do not hesitate in taking their revenge and passing all responsibility of looking after her to him, but he quickly grows to love her. Later, Peter discovers in the mail a news clipping of Jacks director friend being hospitalized after a mugging, with a handwritten note and they formulate a plan to meet and trap them when they negotiate a deal to deliver the illicit goods
The Heiress is a 1949 American drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Olivia de Havilland as Catherine Sloper, Montgomery Clift as Morris Townsend, and Ralph Richardson as Dr. Sloper. Written by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, adapted from their 1947 play The Heiress, the play was suggested by the 1880 novel Washington Square by Henry James. The film is about a naive woman who falls in love with a handsome young man. In 1996, The Heiress was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. Catherine Sloper is a plain, painfully shy woman whose emotionally detached father, New York physician Austin Sloper and he is terribly bitter about the loss of his charming and beautiful wife, whom he feels fate replaced with a simple and unalluring daughter. Catherine is devoted to her father and too innocent to fully comprehend his mistreatment or the reasons for it, when she meets the charming Morris Townsend, she immediately is taken by the attention he lavishes upon her, attention she so desperately seeks from her father.
Catherine falls madly in love with Morris and they plan to marry, Dr. Sloper believes Morris is an idler who is courting Catherine only to get her inheritance, and his interview with Morris sister only reinforces his suspicion. He tells the couple his opinion of Morris and takes Catherine to Europe for an extended time. When they return to New York, Dr. Sloper threatens to disinherit his daughter if she marries Morris, Catherine does not care and plans to elope with him but not before telling him about her fathers decision. On the night they are to elope, Catherine eagerly waits at home for Morris to come and take her away, a day or so later, she has a bitter argument with her father, who makes his disdain for her abundantly clear. Soon afterwards, he reveals he is dying and she tells her father she still loves Morris and challenges him to change his will if he is afraid they will waste his money after he dies. He does not alter the will and dies a short time later, a few years later, Morris returns from California, having made nothing of himself but still professing his love for Catherine.
He claims that he left her behind because he could not bear to see her destitute, Catherine pretends to forgive him and tells him she still wants to elope as they originally planned. He promises to back for her that night, and she tells him she will start packing her bags. Catherine coldly plots her revenge upon Morris and her aunt asks her how she can be so cruel, and she responds, I have been taught by masters. When Morris returns, Catherine calmly orders the maid to bolt the door, leaving him locked outside, the film fades out with Catherine silently ascending the stairs while Morris despairing cries echo unanswered in the darkness. He agreed and encouraged Paramount Pictures executives to purchase the rights from the playwrights for $250,000, the film premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Ralph Richardson reprised the role of Austin Sloper he originated in the London production of the play, there was a film called Washington Square in 1997 which was not based on the play, but based directly on the Henry James novel that the play was suggested by