Far from the Madding Crowd (White)

Far from the Madding Crowd (White)

Far from the Madding Crowd (White)

Thomas Hardy, Matthew White

Far from the Madding Crowd (White)

Far from the Madding Crowd (White)

Thomas Hardy, Matthew White

Overview

1997 - premiered at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury (produced by Jill Frazer and James Clutton

The story takes place in a rural community in Dorset. Bathsheba Everdene, a young, spirited farm-owner, is loved by three men; Gabriel Oak, her stoical, devoted shepherd; William Boldwood, a neighbouring farmer, whose regard borders on obsession and the dashing but irresponsible Sergeant Troy. Bathsheba marries Troy but, hearing that Fanny Robin, his previous lover, has died in childbirth, he disappears and is presumed dead. Boldwood's subsequent proposal is accepted by Bathsheba, but Troy reappears to claim his wife. Boldwood shoots Troy and is consequently imprisoned. Gabriel, who has remained constant to Bathsheba throughout everything, proposes to her himself and is finally accepted. 

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Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature), Period
  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Cast Attributes: Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Flexible casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Author

Thomas Hardy

Matthew White

Matthew's writing credits include TOP HAT (R&H) which enjoyed a successful West End run at the Adelphi Theatre, toured Britain and Japan, and which won three Olivier awards including Best New Musical; MR STINK, a theatrical adaptation of David Walliams's best-selling novel (L ...
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