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Scenes and Settings 2 acts, 15 scenes, and 5 full stage sets, including two painted backdrops. Two insert sets, 1 painted scene front drop. Insets are on wagons, as is the telescoping train in Act II, Scene 8. ACT I Scene 1: The Vicinity of Wimpole Street Scene 2: The Hall of No. 50 Wimpole Street Scene 3: Elizabeth's Room Scene 4: The Stage of the Theatre Royal, Haymarket Scene 5: Elizabeth's Room Scene 6: The Hall of No. 50 Wimpole Street Scene 7: The Garden of No. 50 Wimpole Street ACT II Scene 1: Elizabeth's Room Scene 2: The Hall of No. 50 Wimpole Street Scene 3: Cremorne Gardens, Chelsea Scene 4: The Hall of No. 50 Wimpole Street Scene 5: Elizabeth's Room Scene 6: Outside Browning's Study Scene 7: Vauxhall Station Scene 8: Florence PERIOD AND COSTUMES 1845-1846, London. Victorian costumes for street vendors, policemen, street sweeper, lamplighter, elegant ladies and gentlemen, townspeople, postman, cook, working boys and girls, pickpocket, barmaid, the Barrett children, servants and maids, Browning's suits and casual clothes, sandwich-board man, uniforms for train station workers. Two fantasy ballet sequences. CHOREOGRAPHY Stylised opening number, folk dance steps, ballet, choreographed dance and movement. LIGHTING AND SPECIAL EFFECTS General dramatic lighting, fireworks, rising steam from train. Model train behind scrim travels across rear drop ground row. Lampposts. NOTES: Due to legal complications, Robert and Elizabeth has not been performed on Broadway. Apart from the Papermill Playhouse production US presentations have been restricted to professional dinner theatres, stock companies, and non-professional groups. It is still restricted in some areas at various times when a professional production is mounted. DISCOGRAPHY Robert and Elizabeth (1964 Original London Cast)