George Eliot's Silas Marner
Drama Adapted by Geoffrey Beevers from the novel by George Eliot Characters: 15 males, 8 females (with doubling) Scenery: Bare stage with props Eliot's story of the reclusive miser who is transformed by a young girl is one of the most moving and memorable in Victorian literature. This adaptation captures the novel's thirty year sweep in a series of telling scenes, each displaying Eliot's gifts for humor, insight and simple beauty. The large cast can be trimmed to seven multiple roles and it is possible to keep costumes and props to a minimum.
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