Carefully guarded by her three maiden aunts, Prim, Prude and Privacy, Prunella sees nothing of the world beyond her garden walls until a troupe of strolling players passes by. Peeping over the hedge, Prunella catches sight of the dashing Pierrot, and he, captivated by her beauty, leaps into the garden and makes love to her. That night, Prunella elopes with Pierrot, and soon she becomes a star of the Paris stage. Pierrot and his wife are happy for several years, but the fickle Pierrot finally deserts her for a new flame. Soon, however, he realizes the depth of his love for Prunella, and learning that she has left the stage, he returns to the garden to search for her and buys the little cottage from her only surviving aunt. At a party given for him by the mummers, Pierrot wanders distractedly into the garden, where he finds what he imagines is Prunella's ghost. Embracing her, he discovers to his joy that his Prunella is alive.
Miss Clark's great stage success of the stage has been transferred to the screen, greater and better than the famous spoken play that had Broadway enthralled.
Did You Know?
(1913). Stage Play: Prunella Love in a Garden]. Drama. Written by Laurence Housman
and Harley Granville-Barker
. Music by Joseph Moorat. Little Theatre (moved to The Booth Theatre from 8 Dec 1913- close): 27 Oct 1913- unknown (104 performances). Cast: Marguerite Clark
(as "Prunella") [final Broadway role], Ernest Glendinning
(as "Pierrot"), Kathleen Comegys
, Edwin Cushman, Kate De Becker, William Evill, Nennelle Foster, Winifred Fraser, Paul Gordon, Marie Hudspeth, Master Albert James, Raymond Lockwood, Luke Martin, Cecilia Radclyffe, Ada St. Clair. Produced by Winthrop Ames
. Note: Filmed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation as Prunella
(1918). See more