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Lady Frederick, a Comedy in Three Acts

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Lady Frederick is a comedy by the British writer W. Somerset Maugham, written early in his career. The play was first seen in London in 1907, and was very successful, running for 422 performances. The title role was played by Ethel Irving. In New York it was first performed in 1908, with Lady Frederick played by Ethel Barrymore, who reprised her role in the play's film adaptation, The Divorcee. In the play, Lady Frederick is an Irish widow, seriously in debt; she must deal with suitors who have various motives for proposing marriage, and with the man with whom she once had an affair. - Summary by Lynette Caulkins Cast list: Lady Frederick Berolles: Ailis Sir Gerald O'Mara: Anthony Joseph Mr. Paradine Fouldes: John Payton Marchioness of Mereston: Anna Maria Marquess of Mereston: Tomas Peter Captain Montgomerie: GlennProud3 Admiral Carlisle: ToddHW Rose: Christina Fu Lady Frederick's Dressmaker, Madame Claude: WendyKatzHiller Lady Frederick's Footman: James R. Hedrick Lady Frederick's Maid: Rapunzelina Thompson: Scott Caulkins Servant: David Purdy Stage Directions: Lynette Caulkins

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