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This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Synopsis About this title Greta's life is carefree until the abrupt disappearance of her elder sister, and all her courage can't save her from the sinister shadows that engulf her. About the Author : Frances Clarke is the author of 'The Glassblower's Daughter', a novel and 'Unusual Salami and other stories' short stories and is currently writing more stories for another collection plus working on a memoir-type book about her mother and a second novel which is set in Southampton and opens as the 2nd world war begins.

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Published by CreateSpace Independent Publis New Paperback Quantity Available: The Glassblower's Daughter Frances Clarke. New Paperback Quantity Available: 1. City Opera has put on the show as a period piece with what looks like a cast of thousands, although there are only 20 named characters plus a large chorus. It's just that director Christopher Alden has them working harder at a more frenetic pace than any other company cast in recent memory.

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The first act focuses on New York's new industrial society made up of millionaires anxious to marry their daughters off to other millionaires' sons or preferably to a foreign title, no matter how impoverished. The sensational marriage of Consuelo Vanderbilt to the Duke of Marlborough in echoes loudly in "The Glassblowers. Colonel Vanderveer, a Wall Street tycoon, is pushing his daughter, Annabelle, into marriage with a rich young lay-about, Jack Bartlett.

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The trouble is that Annabelle is leftist inclined and wants a husband who works for a living, and Geraldine is a new rich snob who wants to be kept by a husband, not the keeper of one. When it appears that the Duke prefers Annabelle, Geraldine and Jack -- who has gotten a job at the glass works to prove his love for Annabelle -- impulsively announce their engagement. But all plans are put on hold when Annabelle's father is ruined financially by Geraldine's unscrupulous father and Annabelle has to go to work at the glass works too. Act 2 finds Jack leading the union movement at the glassworks, thus redeeming himself in the eyes of Annabelle, and volunteering along with most of the other factory workers for military service when the United States declares war on Spain.

Annabelle leads a force of Red Cross nurses that heads for Cuba on the Pompton yacht. The war is won after a raid on Santiago led by Jack, who subsequently outwits Pompton's chicanery and restores the Vanderveer fortune.

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Jack gets Annabelle, and the Duke, also a war hero, gets Geraldine, who has been just the girl to grace his ancestral castle all along. Jeffrey Lentz, a spirited young singer with lovely light tenor, makes an attractive Jack, and coloratura soprano Anna Christy is winningly pert in her City Opera debut as Annabelle. Baritone Richard Whitehouse, also making his debut with the company, is sympathetic as the good-natured duke, but mezzo-soprano Jennifer Dudley never makes her Geraldine come alive.

Contralto Myrna Paris is amusingly grand in the role of the socially ambitious Mrs.

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Vanderveer, probably drawn originally as a parody of Mrs. William Astor, leader of New York's "" society, and tenor Kenneth Morris creates the perfect caricature of a robber baron as Pompton. Designer John Conklin's treasure box of a set made of milk glass panels supported by handsomely patterned black metal struts is gorgeously illuminated in jewel colors by lighting designer Marc McCullough. Gabriel Berry's multitudinous costumes are witty and colorful right down to his Rough Rider outfits for Jack's boys and a Miss Liberty rig for Annabelle.

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