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What type of play is Arsenic and Old Lace?

Arsenic and Old Lace is a play by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, written in 1939. It has become best known through the subsequent film adaptation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra.

Arsenic and Old Lace (play)
Arsenic and Old Lace
Genre Dark comedy
Setting The living room of the Brewster home in Brooklyn. The Present.

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Besides, is Arsenic and Old Lace a comedy?

Warner Bros. Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American black comedy film directed by Frank Capra and starring Cary Grant. It was based on Joseph Kesselring's play Arsenic and Old Lace. The play was a tremendous hit, running for three and a half years, so the film was not released until 1944.

Furthermore, what is the theme of Arsenic and Old Lace? Name of the play: Arsenic and old lace Playwright: Joseph Kasselring Year play was published: 1940 Description of setting: The play “Arsenic and old Lace” takes place in the Brewster household, Brooklyn 1940's Theme: The theme in “Arsenic and old lace” is mental illness and murder.

Beside above, what is the story of Arsenic and Old Lace?

Writer and notorious marriage detractor Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) falls for girl-next-door Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane), and they tie the knot on Halloween. When the newlyweds return to their respective family homes to deliver the news, Brewster finds a corpse hidden in a window seat. With his eccentric aunts (Josephine Hull, Jean Adair), disturbed uncle (John Alexander), and homicidal brother (Raymond Massey), he starts to realize that his family is even crazier than he thought.

Who is Teddy in Arsenic and Old Lace?

(40-60 years old or able to Play age) Very likable, kindhearted brother to Mortimer and Jonathan, Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy is a man who believes that he is the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt.

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