By Christopher Cook
Available for the 1st time, this handsomely certain version of The Legend of Sleepy hole offers all of the elegance and secret of Washington Irving's lyrical prose in dramatic form.
Beautifully tailored by way of award-winning playwright, Christopher prepare dinner, this level model brings to existence the eccentric characters and pastoral landscapes of Irving's undying masterpiece.
In the peaceable little hamlet of Sleepy hole, all isn't really because it seems. For in the back of its genteel facade lies a mystery that has lengthy loomed over the bucolic neighborhood because the progressive War.
The 12 months is 1795. Our tale revolves round Christian souls who percentage cautionary stories of ghosts and goblins, a favourite being that of a Hessian soldier who was once beheaded through cannon fire.
A stranger's arrival presages strange occasions while Ichabod Crane, a journeyman schoolmaster, takes up place of dwelling within the old fashioned village.
Fate performs a gloomy position as his kin with Katrina, heiress obvious to the Van Tassel fortune, crumble. Courted by way of one other suitor, the rough-edged Brom Bones, Katrina rebuffs the teacher's advances, opting in its place for his bold rival.
Enter the notorious headless horseman, wielding a razor-sharp scythe in a single hand and a pumpkin within the different. Galloping wildly via brush and bramble, the goblin tears during the woodlands on a quest of revenge. An unexpected come across among Crane and horseman finally leads to the pedagogue's mysterious disappearance.
With a number of Irvian characters as colourful as they're real, and a veritable tapestry of phrases painted in wealthy photos, magic and suspense abound during this story of darkish humor and gothic horror. This play and its next productions is sure to safe Cook's theatrical therapy as a bona fide Halloween vintage within the annals of the yankee stage!
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