Gould, Jay R.
a __-minute drama in English, set in _______, ____,
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Based on the story by Guy de Maupassant. Adapted by Jay Reid Gould.
This is the story of Mathilde Loisel, the young wife of a struggling junior clerk in a government office in Paris. She yearns for all that wealth can buy: social position, parties and beautiful clothes. When she and her husband are invited to an important ball, her pride impels her to borrow a valuable necklace. Her triumph at the ball turns to despair when she discovers that the necklace is missing. Rather than admit her loss, Mathilde and her husband buy an exact duplicate and spend their lives depriving themselves, working at menial jobs. The tragic irony of the play occurs when Mathilde finds that the original necklace was an inexpensive imitation! One int. set.
Pages of Dialogue: 27
On the approved list of short plays for contest for school year 2006-2007, updated 08/02/06 to include revisions beginning school year 2006-07, for the [Austin, Texas, U.S.A.] University Interscholastic League’s One-Act Play Contest. Founded in 1927, it is the largest high school play production contest or play festival in the world. More than 14,000 Texas high school students in more than 1,000 plays participate in 300 plus contests, which take place from the beginning of March through the three-day, 40-production State Meet One-Act Play Contest. The One-Act Play Contest is supported by more than 200 college and university faculty members serving as critic judges. The League’s theatre program is considered by historians to be the foundation of educational and community theatre in Texas. It continues to be a major factor motivating increasing numbers of schools to offer theatre arts as an academic subject.—UIL: Academics - Theatre/One-Act Play: Plays, http://www.uil.utexas.edu/academics/drama/plays.html, accessed August 20, 2006.