Life and a Lover

Written by:

Natalie D. Meisner

Cast Size:
6

Roles For:

  • LGBTQ+: 4
  • Men: 2
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Biography
Documentary
Drama
Feminist Theatre
Historical

Themes:

20th Century
Feminism
Friendship
History
LGBTQ+
Love
Relationships
Sexuality
Transgender
Women's History

Length:

60 min.

Year Written:

1998

Synopsis:

Life and a Lover uses letters and other historical documentation to tell a version of the story of Virginia Woolf’s love affair with Vita Sackville-West.

Characters:

Virginia Woolfe / Vita Sackville-West / “Orlando” / Lady Edith Malgrave / Lady Patricia Compton / Clive Bell

First Produced:

1999 Playwrights Theatre Centre, Vancouver

Resources:

Found in Lesbian Plays: Coming of Age in Canada, available through Indigo.

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Notes:

Winner of a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award and the Canadian National Playwriting Award

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