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|Written by||Alice Gerstenberg, 1920|
Fourteen is a play by Alice Gerstenberg. This one act play was originally published in the February issue of Drama magazine, 1920. It is now a public domain work and may be performed without royalties.
The play has mainly three characters:
- Mrs. Pringle
Some notable references on the play from media articles are as follows:
One Act Play Festival attracts five plays to Elliot Lake stage-"They were followed by STW's performance of Alice Gerstenberg's 1920 play Fourteen.The period piece, a comedy, had the story's characters continually reset a dining table set for a fine dinner for 14 people. However, during the play, the telephone rang several times with people cancelling for various reasons. The mother (Sonya Ostrowski-Masotti) and daughter (Kirsty Wilson) were in a panic trying to get what was considered a proper number of people to the table so everyone would be in their proper place."—Elliot Lake Standard - Apr 23, 2012
A Woman’s Worth in Love, Marriage, Friendship, Murder-"The pieces are dated, some delightfully, like Gerstenberg’s “Fourteen,” about a society matron whose dinner party is threatened by a blizzard, and some hopelessly, like Bryant’s piece “The Game,” in which Life and Death compete for Youth, a poet, and The Girl, a dancer."-New York Times - Sep 12, 2007
Some notable references on the play from scholarly articles are as follows:
"In Fourteen, published originally in The Drama, not because of which fact I put myself on record as saying it belongs in the a class of her plays; The Potboiler, an amusing satire on temper- ament as applied to actors, author, and manager in rehearsal; Hearts, a character study of four women of fashion at a bridge table—I need not say more—; and He Said and She Said, Miss Gerstenberg gives proof however that she is not bound around with the woolen string of mysticism." -- The Drama Magazine
"A recent program included Nevertheless, by Stuart Walker[disambiguation needed], one of his most delightful Portmanteau Plays, and two comedies by Alice Gerstenberg: Fourteen, portraying the contretemps of a dinner party, and The Pot Boiler, a burlesque on the modern playwright and acting." -- Education Bulletin
- "Synopsis of Fourteen by Alice Gerstenberg". Playwithyourfood.homestead.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
- "Alice Gerstenberg". One-Act Plays. 2006-12-02. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
- "Full text of "Ten one-act plays"". Archive.org. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
- "One Act Play Festival attracts five plays to El... | Elliot Lake Standard". Elliotlakestandard.ca. 2011-06-22. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
- Anne Midgette. "A Woman’s Worth in Love, Marriage, Friendship, Murder". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
- Sergei, Charles Hubbard; Guthrie, William Norman; Hinckley, Theodore Ballou (1922). "The Drama Magazine" 12. p. 19.
- Of Education, New Jersey. Dept (1922). "Education Bulletin" 8–9. New Jersey Department of Education. p. 137.