The Elephant Man. by Bernard Pomerance. Full Length Play, Drama / 6m, 2f. John Merrick is a horribly deformed young man – victim of rare skin and bone. Super Short Summary. Joseph Merrick is a freak show attraction because he is severely deformed. Doctor Frederick Treves takes him into the London hospital. The Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed.
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John Merrick is a horribly deformed young man — victim of rare skin and bone diseases. Seen as a freak by society, his life changes when young physician Frederick Treves agrees to care for him.
No one with any history of back trouble should attempt the part of Merrick as contorted. Anyone playing the part of Merrick should be advised to consult a physician about the problems of sustaining any unnatural or twisted position. Path Created with Sketch.
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Samuel French The Elephant Man. Cast Size Cast Size 6m, 2f. Additional Info The Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man — victim of rare skin and bone diseases — he becomes the star freak attraction in traveling sideshows.
Under the care of celebrated young physician Frederick Treves, Merrick is introduced to London society and slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati, only to be denied his ultimate dream — to become a man like any other.
Reviews “Pomerance’s tale showcases the triumph of a very human spirit, personified by the sensitive, almost saintly Merrick. License details Minimum Fee: Poomerance Details Time Period: One scene is in Belgium.
Casting Notes No one with any history of back trouble should attempt the part of Merrick as contorted.
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The Elephant Man
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