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The Jewel Merchants

James Branch Cabell

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"Diamente nè smeraldo nè zaffino."

Originally produced by the Little Theatre League of Richmond, Virginia, at the Binford High School Auditorium, 22 February, 1921.

Original Cast

GRACIOSA………………………Elinor Fry
       Daughter of Balthazar Valori

GUIDO……………………Roderick Maybee
             A jewel merchant

             Duke of Florence

Produced under the direction of Louise Burleigh.

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Community Reviews

A one act play Cabell adapted from one of his short stories (Balthazar's Daughter), done for some local theatre. Apparently it was heavily rewritten with input from the actors and producer. I'm not sure which book the original story is collected in but i have read it and this is pretty similar to my

I'm a huge fan of the Dom Manuel series, but this is one of those entries that makes me scratch my head and wonder what Cabell was thinking when he added this to his epic and famous pantheon.

It is about a woman who develops a frienship with a young jewel seller who is secretly the right hand man of