Sense and Sensibility

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About the author:
Charles Robertson is a playwright and director in Canada who has been involved in all facets of theatre. He has written a number of plays for young people, including Pretty Pieces and Ghost of the Tree and Til the Boys Come Home.
With partner Anne Marie Mortensen, he runs Bottle Tree Productions at Bottle Tree Productions offers free advice and monologues for aspiring actors. Bottle Tree Productions One Act Play Competition for Writers has a One Thousand Dollar First Prize and closes on November 30th of each year.

Sense and Sensibility

Adapted for the Stage

Authored by Mr Charles G Robertson

This adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel; Sense and Sensibility focuses on the romantic trials and tribulations of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Though she feels deeply, Elinor is the older, apparently more reserved sister. Marianne is outwardly more passionate and romantic. The play opens with the funeral of the elder John Dashwood, father to Elinor and Marianne. Their half-brother, John, inherits their father's entire estate by law. Although their father made him promise to 'take care' of his half-sisters and stepmother, his greedy and selfish wife; Fanny, easily persuades him that this does not actually mean monetary assistance, leaving his step-mother and half-sisters practically destitute, with no dowry and very little to live on.

Elinor falls in love with the awkward and shy Edward Ferrars but cannot reveal her true feelings because he has been promised to another. Marianne recklessly falls in love with the dashing John Willoughby who breaks her heart, while the quiet and sad Colonel Brandon carries a torch for her.

Publication Date:
1481841882 / 9781481841887
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Drama / General

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