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Far from the Madding Crowd

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Title: Far from the Madding Crowd
Author: Hardy, Thomas (adapt Jessica Swale)
Price: $29.95

When Bathsheba Everdene inherits a farm from her uncle, no-one expects her to run it alone. But our spirited young heroine will not be deterred and eagerly takes up the gauntlet. She rises impressively to the challenges of sheep farming, but the trials of the heart are harder to overcome. Caught between a pair of suitors - the kind and dependable shepherd Gabriel Oak and the prosperous eligible bachelor William Boldwood, her choice seems hard enough. Then the dashing Sergeant Troy appears over the horizon, with a swagger in his step and a dangerous secret in his past. Who will she choose?
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Thomas Hardy's
Far From the Madding Crowd
adapted by Jessica Swale

Full Length Play, Drama
CASTING: 5m, 4f
Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Period Costumes

When Bathsheba Everdene inherits a farm from her uncle, no-one expects her to run it alone. But our spirited young heroine will not be deterred and eagerly takes up the gauntlet.

She rises impressively to the challenges of sheep farming, but the trials of the heart are harder to overcome. Caught between a pair of suitors - the kind and dependable shepherd Gabriel Oak and the prosperous eligible bachelor William Boldwood, her choice seems hard enough. Then the dashing Sergeant Troy appears over the horizon, with a swagger in his step and a dangerous secret in his past. Who will she choose?

Adapted by Jessica Swale, whose play Blue Stockings was nominated for an Evening Standard Award. Her other adaptations include The Secret Garden and Sense and Sensibility, also for the Watermill.


“Don’t any of you assume that because I am a woman I am not capable. I’ll be up before you’re awake, afield before you are up and breakfasted before you are afield. In short, I shall astonish you all!”

Publisher: Samuel French Ltd
Publication date: 15/04/2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780573111631
Publishing status: OS In-stock BN
Far from the Madding Crowd