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THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER

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THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER

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  • SKU: 9780822203032
  • Brand: Dramatists Play Service Inc.
  • Type: Plays
  • Availability: In Stock

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THE STORY: Guests are dancing at the wedding of Jabez Stone, a young New Hampshire farmer, in 1841. But Jabez carries a burden; he has sold his soul to the Devil and must deliver it up to him at the stroke of midnight. Mr. Scratch, a lawyer, arrives shortly before twelve, and Jabez bids his guests be gone, resigning himself to pay the price. However, his bride, Mary, stands by him - as does his friend, Daniel Webster, hailed by all present as ��the greatest man in the U.S.�� Webster proceeds to argue against the Devil as though they were in court, insisting that a jury must decide Jabez��s fate. Mr. Scratch agrees, and a jury of both the living and the dead appears to hear the case. Webster thunders with passion about saving Jabez��s life, but to no avail. After a change of tactics, Webster��s passionate oratory rises to miraculous heights, winning back the young farmer��s soul and banishing the Devil from New Hampshire.

A play version of the poet's famous story. Music may be used, but the play can be done without it. A brilliant bit of American folklore and a delightful comedy.

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