What is the elephant man play about

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what is the elephant man play about

The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance

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, who has been a freak attraction in traveling side shows, is found abandoned and helpless and is admitted for observation to Whitechapel, a prestigious London hospital. Under the care of a famous young doctor, who educates him and introduces him to London society, Merrick changes from a sensational object of pity to the urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati. But his belief that he can become a man like any other is a dream never to be realized.
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The Elephant Man

Thursday Night Theatre Club is proud to present a classic true-life tale and heart wrenching story that depicts the best and the worst of humanity. Running March 21 - 23 and April 3 - 14, Tickets: www. Taking place in Victorian England , this gripping drama is based on the real life events of Joseph Carey Merrick. The Elephant Man is the story of a 19th century Englishman who has an unprecedented physical deformation.

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The Elephant Man

As a horribly disfigured young man, John lived most of his incredibly short life of 28 years as a freak attraction at traveling side-shows until he came to the attention of Frederick Treves, a surgeon at London Hospital, who thankfully took him under his wing giving him an education, an introduction to society and a place to call home. Reading this sad play, learning how John spent his days, why he couldn't lay down or speak clearly led me to do a bit of research on John's life that brought to light discrepancies in the play, but made for a memorable and touching read., Blocking belongs on the stage, not on websites. Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

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  1. Ryan S. says:

    The Elephant Man is a play by Bernard Pomerance. It premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in London on 7 November It later played in repertory at the.

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    The Elephant Man (play) - Wikipedia

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