Lady Frederick W. Somerset Maugham

Lady Frederick

by W. Somerset Maugham

Lady Frederick

A Comedy in Three Acts by W. Somerset Maugham

Total running time: 02:16:27

Lady Frederick is a comedy by British writer W. Somerset Maugham, written early in his career. The play was first seen in London in 1907 and was very successful, running for 422 performances. The title role was played by Ethel Irving. In New York, it was first performed in 1908, with Lady Frederick played by Ethel Barrymore, who reprised her role in the play's film adaptation, The Divorcee. In the play, Lady Frederick is an Irish widow who is seriously in debt. She must deal with suitors who have various motives for proposing marriage, and with the man with whom she once had an affair.

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Cover picture by Fred Howard Michael (circa 1907). Copyright expired in U.S. Cover design by David Purdy. This design is in the public domain.

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