In 19th century Italy, a young soldier becomes shattered by the obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel's homely, ailing cousin.

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Fosca
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Giorgio
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Clara
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Colonel Ricci
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Dr. Tambourri
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Fosca's Mother
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Major Rizzolli
William Parry
Christopher Peccaro
Francis Ruivivar
John Antony
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(as Colleen Fitzpatrick)
Marcus Olson
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Giorgio, a young soldier, is in love with the married Clara and becomes her lover. But they are separated when Giorgio is posted far away where he meets the unhappy unhealthy Fosca who develops a passionate love for Giorgio and tries to make him love her. Film of the Broadway production. Written by Kathy Li

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Marin Mazzie was really completely naked during the opening scene. Her microphone was in her wig. She had to keep herself covered by the sheet for the filming, which she did not have to do for the Broadway performances. See more »

Quotes

Fosca: Why is love so easy to give, and so hard to receive?
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Soundtracks

Fourth Transition
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Francis Ruivivar, T.J. Meyers, William Parry and Marcus Olson
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16 October 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

For some reason there's no credit given here for the 1981 Italian film this musical is based on - Ruggero Maccari and Ettore Scola's "Passione d'amore"

  • which, in turn, was based on the novel "Fosca" by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti.


All versions are well worth checking out! :)


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