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Ethan Frome (Blackwood) - Full Length Play, Drama

Ethan Frome (Blackwood)

Gary l. Blackwood

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Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 4f

ISBN: 9780874401394

By Gary I. Blackwood
Adapted from Edith Wharton's novel
A highly theatrical but faithful adaptation of Edith Wharton's romantic and tragic short novel of rural Massachusetts life around the turn of the twentieth century. The play alternates between two distinct time periods. In one, Ethan Frome is a bitter, broken middle-aged man.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Adaptations (Literature), Period

105 Minutes

Time Period - 19th Century

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre

A highly theatrical but faithful adaptation of Edith Wharton's romantic and tragic short novel of rural Massachusetts life around the turn of the twentieth century. The play alternates between two distinct time periods. In one, Ethan Frome is a bitter, broken middle-aged man. In the other, the audience learns, through a series of flashbacks, the events that made him that way: Ethan has resigned himself to a loveless marriage with his cousin Zeena, a humorless hypochondriac. Then a naive, appealing young relative, Mattie Silver, comes to live with them and Ethan's bleak existence is changed forever. There are no happy endings here, though, and audience members will well to come armed with several handkerchiefs. The dual time frame makes the role of Ethan a real tour de force, but the complex roles of Zeena and Mattie offer plenty of range as well.
Characters

CASTING

5m, 4f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

ETHAN FROME - 30's.
EDWARD - 20's.
ANDREW HALE - 50's-60's.
DENIS EADY - 20's.
NED - 20's.
MATTIE SILVER - 20's.
ZEENA FROME - 30's-40's.
MRS. HALE - 50's-60's.
RUTH - 20's.
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VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Gary l. Blackwood

Gary I. Blackwood is best known as a writer of novels and nonfiction books for young adults and middle readers, yet he manages to find time to pen a stage play now and again.  His scripts - some for children, some for adults - have been produced by amateur, university, and professional theatres throughout the United States, and several have won major playwriting competitions.  Mr. ... view full profile

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