The Middlemarch Trilogy: Dorothea's Story
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.
'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)
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Also by Geoffrey Beevers: