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Sense and Sensibility

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Title: Sense and Sensibility
Author: Austen, Jane (adap. Jessica Swale)
Price: $21.95

When their wealthy half-brother cheats them of their fortune, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are left penniless. They are forced to leave the comforts of Norland Park and relocate to chilly Barton Cottage in Devonshire, but when John Willoughby, a handsome stranger, arrives one day with a rain-drenched Marianne in his arms, the sisters are convinced that their fortunes are changed forever.

Eminently sensible Elinor pines for quiet, kind-hearted Edward Ferrars, but the impulsive Marianne loses herself in the idea of her hero on horseback, and for a girl who feasts on poetry and music, what else is there to do in Devon but dream of rescue?

In Jessica Swale's delightful adaptation of Austen's dearly-loved classic, we follow the fortunes of Elinor and Marianne as they chase their dreams from Devonshire to London and back.

The play was first presented at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury, in April 2014.

Full Length Play, Drama
Cast: 10m, 9f
The play is set at the beginning of the 1800s.
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Period Costumes
THEMES: Betrayal, Childhood, Death, Friendship, Love, Marriage, Parenting/Family

Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras, Parts for Senior Actors

The play was originally performed by 9 actors but could easily suit a larger company.


Publisher: Samuel French Ltd
Publication date: 26/03/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780573114274
Publishing status: OS Archived
Sense and Sensibility