Damnable Lies - Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon

San Francisco, California

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Pre-Contemporary                          

Situation: A survivor of the Titanic describes his rescue and the accusations made against him afterwards

Subject Matter: Titanic, Regret, Tragedy, Loss, British, Edwardian England, Reputation

Note from Playwright: This monologue was inspired by a box of letters found at a London’s Law Office of Veale Wasbrough Vizards in 2012, one hundred years after the sinking of the Titanic. These detailed letters by Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon and his wife, Lucile, document the night of the ship’s sinking and their eventual rescue. Duff Gordon was publicly vilified and refused to speak about the incident to reporters. These letters are seen, by many, as a vindication of his character.

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https://soundcloud.com/alan-olejniczak/damnable-lies

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  • Source
    Stand-Alone Monologue
  • Character Age
    Adult 50-60, Adult 60-70
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Male
  • Character Ethnicity
    White, European
  • Character Special Traits
    Accent
  • Genre
    Drama, Historical Drama
  • Period
    Pre-Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min +
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    LGBTPQQIA/Non-Binary
  • Writer Ethnicity
    White
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