The Fourposter Summary
Jan de Hartog

Everything you need to understand or teach The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog.

  • The Fourposter Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 The Fourposter Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
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The Fourposter Summary

The Fourposter, Jan de Hartog's most successful play, was first produced at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in 1951; it ran for 632 performances on Broadway. The play earned de Hartog the 1952 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award. The Fourposter was adapted to the screen in a 1952 film produced by Columbia Pictures. A musical rendition, entitled I Do! I Do! opened on Broadway in 1966.

The Fourposter features two characters, Agnes and Michael, and spans the years 1890 to 1925, as...

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Lesson Plan

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