Trial of Charles Spencer Chaplin, Esq by Simon Bradbury


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A humorous and touching one-man play focusing on what might have been Chaplin's greatest dilemma, the producing of his first 'talkie' - "The Great Dictator". Set in his private screening room, he argues with his manager and friends about his intention to include a controversial political speech. As pressure mounts he is visited by himself as the character of Hynkel who wants to steal the speech from the tramp and change it to represent Hitler's view of the world.

Year Printed: 2003

First produced Saturday August 10th, 2002 at Courthouse theatre, The Shaw Festival in Ontario.

Running TIme: 90 minutes
Acts: 2

Male Cast: 1

Comments: 5 voices (4 male voices, 1 female voice)