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Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Anthony Feldman, Michael Fry, Thomas Hardy

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4f, 3m, 19m or f

Tess of the d'Urbervilles
by Michael Fry
Adapted from the novel by Thomas Hardy
Music by Anthony Feldman

All the tragic majesty of Thomas Hardy's celebrated novel is captured in this arresting and theatrically exciting adaptation, narrated by a masked Chorus in the style of Greek tragedy (Hardy's favoured form of theatre) and using songs to counterpoin…

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 3m, 19m or f
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
All the tragic majesty of Thomas Hardy's celebrated novel is captured in this arresting and theatrically exciting adaptation, narrated by a masked Chorus in the style of Greek tragedy (Hardy's favoured form of theatre) and using songs to counterpoint and underline the action. Michael Fry's adaptation provides a clear and thrilling experience and an enlightening and fascinating re-evaluation of a familiar text.

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Performing Groups
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
  • Mandatory Music/Media Fee: £10 per performance

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music

Casting

4f, 3m, 19m or f
Cast Attributes
  • Flexible casting
M15 F19. Can be played by M3 F4 with doubling.

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Authors

Author

Anthony Feldman

Author

Michael Fry

Author

Thomas Hardy

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