The Haunting of Hill House: A Drama of Suspense in Three Acts

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Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1964 - Fiction - 78 pages
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THE STORY: Cut off from the outside world by its remote location and shunned by all who know its forbidding and sinister reputation, Hill House has remained empty and silent except for the daily visits of its grumbling caretaker, Mrs. Dudley. Its i

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Potentially a very scary play, although for it to be terrifying for modern audiences some of the characters need to be played rather differently to how they are written. Mr Montague seems a bit blimpish, Mrs Montague a bit too much like Hyacinth Bouquet, whilst Eleanor and Theodora on occasions drop rather too easily back into offhand witticisms instead of being properly scared out of their wits. That said, it's a good story and plays well, but the characters need a bit of a reworking for a modern setting if it's to really grip people. 

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