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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Adapted by Halsted Welles. Based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Product Code: SB6000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 16m., 10w. (6 children).

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $85/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Hawthorne's masterpiece of character under stress lends itself dramatically to a stage presentation—for we see the men smile knowingly at the scarlet letter on Hester's breast, and we hear the sneers of the holier-than-thou women as they gossip avidly about her secret! Hester has committed an inexcusable crime and has compounded it and confounded her prosecutors by refusing to name her partner in sin. The man who allows her to protect him suffers more from pangs of conscience than he would have from public humiliation. The dramatic climax shows us once again the timeless truth that compassion and understanding are forever more powerful than vengeance and cruelty. Three acts.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code SB6000
  • Cast Size 32
  • Min. Royalty Rate $85/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871299215
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"The use of the Scene Designer as a narrative device is extremely helpful in establishing the presentational style of the piece. Minimal scenery with multiple configurations makes the production affordable. The adaptation is true to Hawthorne, and the arc of the Hester-Dimmesdale-Chillingworth relationship is crystal clear."
Review by Dora Myers, Shenendehowa High School West, Clifton Park, N.Y.