The Princess Casamassima

A Play in Five Acts

Frank J. Morlock (Author), Henry James (Translated by)

Based on the 1885 novel by Henry James, this play tells the story of Hyacinth Robinson, the bastard son of a French woman and an English lord. Robinson has become a bookbinder in the London working-class slums. He embraces radicalism, and joins a conspiracy of anarchists plotting to assassinate high-ranking members of the establishment. But when he’s actually given a terrorist mission to carry out, Hyacinth suddenly finds himself conflicted–he no longer sympathizes with radical politics, but feels duty-bound to carry out his assignment. In the end, he discovers, there’s no way out! First-rate drama by a well-known American playwright.

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