84, Charing Cross Road

Written by Helen Hanff

Based on the book 84, Charing Cross Road

84, Charing Cross Road Script Cover

84, Charing Cross Road

This wonderful show is a dramatization of business letters between a young struggling writer in New York and an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, these are also love letters. They are about the love of good literature. The play takes place over a twenty year period, beginning in 1949 when Helene Hanff (played on Broadway by Ellen Burstyn) first writes Marks & Co. and ends in 1969 with the death of Frank Doel, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helen who has shown her gratitude through the years by sending “care packages” to the staff of Marks & Co.

84, Charing Cross Road Script Cover

84, Charing Cross Road

84, Charing Cross Road

Written by Helen Hanff

Based on the book 84, Charing Cross Road

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This wonderful show is a dramatization of business letters between a young struggling writer in New York and an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, these are also love letters. They are about the love of good literature. The play takes place over a twenty year period, beginning in 1949 when Helene Hanff (played on Broadway by Ellen Burstyn) first writes Marks & Co. and ends in 1969 with the death of Frank Doel, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helen who has shown her gratitude through the years by sending “care packages” to the staff of Marks & Co.

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Acts:
Minutes:
Total Cast: 9
Women: 5
Men: 4
Other:
Extras:
Availability: In
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-573-60849-0
Copyright: 1983