Play directory : The Scarlet Pimpernel

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  • Author
    Baronness Emmuska Orczy
  • Overview
    The play is set during the reign of Terror after the French Revolution. The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a secret society of 20 Englishmen who are trying to rescue their French counterparts from the guillotine. Their leader is called the Scarlet Pimpernel and only members of the League know his true identity.
    Marguerite St Just is approached by Chauvelin who has captured her brother Armand as he is a member of the League.He will trade his life for information on Pimpernel's true identity.Marguerite gives him the required information only to find out that the person he's looking for is her dull seeming husband.So she travels to France, trying to warn and save him.