The Middlemarch Trilogy: Dorothea's Story

Cast: 4-7f 6-12m

Staging: can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume The Middlemarch Trilogy
First Staged:
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, 2013

The Middlemarch Trilogy: Dorothea's Story

By George Eliot Adapted by Geoffrey Beevers
Published in volume The Middlemarch Trilogy

Part of The Middlemarch Trilogy, adapted from George Eliot's novel by Geoffrey Beevers. Three interconnected plays, telling the story of Middlemarch from the perspective of a different set of characters: from county, town and countryside.

In Dorothea’s Story, set among the big houses of the local aristocracy of Middlemarch, young, intelligent Dorothea is so enamoured of the pedantic Reverend Casaubon that she marries him, much to everyone's disbelief. But her friendship with Casaubon's young cousin Will Ladislaw arouses suspicions in her new husband, who will do anything to thwart their mutual affection.

The other plays in The Middlemarch Trilogy are The Doctor’s Story and Fred and Mary’s Story. The three plays can be performed as a trilogy, but each play can also stand on its own.

Press Quotes

'A delight from beginning to end... one of the most captivating literary dramatisations I've ever encountered, as rich as a Christmas pudding'

Telegraph

'It has an elegance and wit, and, above all, it's eminently digestible'

The Times

'A terrific achievement'

Evening Standard

'As ingenious as it is entertaining'

The Stage

'[A] skilful, shrewd and dashing adaptation... a phenomenal achievement'

Observer

Cast: 4-7f 6-12m

Staging:can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume The Middlemarch Trilogy

Also by George Eliot:

The Mill on the Floss (stage version)
The Middlemarch Trilogy
The Middlemarch Trilogy: Fred and Mary's Story
The Middlemarch Trilogy: The Doctor's Story

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Also by Geoffrey Beevers:

The Middlemarch Trilogy
The Middlemarch Trilogy: The Doctor's Story
The Middlemarch Trilogy: Fred and Mary's Story

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