Venus Observed


Venus Observed is a play in blank verse by the English dramatist and poet Christopher Fry. It was first performed on 18 January 1950 at the St James's Theatre, London, and ran for 229 performances with the following cast: The Duke of Altair – Laurence Olivier Edgar, his son – Denholm Elliott Herbert Reedbeck, his agent – George Relph Dominic, Reedbeck's son – Robert Beaumont Rosabel Fleming – Valerie Taylor Jessie Dill – Brenda de Banzie Captain Fox Reddleman, the Duke's butler – Fred Johnson Bates, the Duke's footman – Thomas Heathcote Hilda Taylor-Snell – Rachel Kempson Perpetua, Reedbeck's daughter – Heather Stannard Director – Laurence Olivier Set designer – Roger Furse Composer – Herbert Menges Costume designer – Margaret FurseScenes: The Observatory Room at Stellmere Park, the Duke's mansion The Temple of the Ancient Virtues, Stellmere Park
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language: English
date of publication: 1960


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