The Mystery of Irma Vep
The Mystery of Irma Vep is a play in three acts by American actor, director, and playwright Charles Ludlam (1943-1987). It is a satire of several theatrical, literary and film genres, including Victorian melodrama, farce, the penny dreadful, Wuthering Heights and the Alfred Hitchcock film Rebecca (1940).
The original text
First produced by Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatrical Company, opening off-off-Broadway in New York City's Greenwich Village in September 1984 and closing in April 1986.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
The Star 16 August 2000.
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