theatrical versions of Hawthorne's works
"I saw in an American newspaper yeterday, that an opera,
still unfinished, had been written on the story of 'The Scarlet
Letter,' and that several scenes of it had been performed
successfully in New York. I should think it might possibly
succeed as an opera, though it would certainly fail as a play."
--from The English Note-Books, Sept. 17, 1855
The Scarlet Letter
- Mark Governor's musical, which follows the original plot but has
lyrics appropriate for today's listeners, has a new
web page, where you can
hear samples and purchase the compact disc. The musical was performed
in Los Angeles and at Wellesley College, near Boston.
- For children, in Salem
Every Sunday afternoon in September, 1996, the Essex County Players present
The Scarlet Letter outdoors in a 17th-century setting at Pioneer
Village, Forest River Park, West Avenue, Salem, Massachusetts. Adapted for
children, the play will be presented at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. Admission
includes museum entry at $7.50 for adults, $5 for 6-17. Telephone (508) 744-0991.
- Nagy, Phyllis
Boston Globe review by Patti Hartigan, Nov. 22, 1996, of Boston area
peformance. New Repertory Theatre, 54 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands,
Mass., Nov. 21- Dec 22., 1996. +1 617 332 1646. Tickets $19/23/27.
G.L. Horton, AISLE SAY Boston, of the New Reportory Theatre
Boston Globe review by Ed Siegel, Nov. 27, 1996.
A review by Herinder Pegany, California State University, Stanislaus
- Elizabeth Peck, 1876
- Title: Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet letter, dramatized. A
play in five acts.
- Name: Peck, Elizabeth Weller.
- Subject(s): Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
- Imprint : Franklin Press: Rand, Avery & Co., 1876.
- Pages: 72 p. 20 cm.
- Library of Congress Card # 08-22169
- Library of Congress Call # PS1363.A2 P4
- Research Library 4409b.217
- Patterson, Frances, Taylor, 1929
- AUTHOR Patterson, Frances Taylor, ed.
- TITLE Motion picture continuities / [edited by] Frances Taylor
- IMPRINT New York : Garland Pub., 1977, [c1929]
- DESCRIPT ix, 246 p.,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 19 cm.
- SERIES The Garland classics of film literature 23.
- NOTE Three screen plays based on original works by J. M. Barrie, N.
Hawthorne, and L. Biro.
Reprint of the ed. published by Columbia University Press, New
- CONTENTS A kiss for Cinderella.--The scarlet letter.--The last command.
- ISN/MUSIC # 0824028880 :
The Ambitious Guest
- Title: The reader's theatre of American plays / adapted by
- Title: American plays.
- Name: GILFOND, HENRY
- Subject(s): Short stories, American Adaptations.
American literature Adaptations.
- Imprint: North Billerica, MA : Curriculum Associates, [19--]
- Pages: 156 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
- Note: Cover title: American plays.
"Cat. No. CA476.1"--p.  of cover.
- Content Note: The adventure of the German student / from the story by
Washington Irving -- The ambitious guest / from the
story by Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The fiddler / from the
story by Herman Melville -- The glorious whitewasher /
from The adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain -- The
outcasts of Poker Flat / from the story by Bret Harte
-- A service of love / from the story by O. Henry --
Effie Whittlesy / from the story by George Ade -- The
bride comes to Yellow Sky / from the story by Stephen
Crane -- A dangerous guy indeed / from the story by
Damon Runyon -- The old folks' Christmas / from the
story by Ring Lardner -- The night the bed fell / from
the story by James Thurber -- The downfall of fascism
in Black Ankle County / from the story by Joseph
- Library of Congress Card # fxc 93-6472
- ISBN 0-89187-476-3
Young Goodman Brown
- AUTHOR Clarke, Austin, 1896-1974.
- TITLE The impuritans. A play in one act, by Austin Clarke. Freely
adapted from the short story Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel
- IMPRINT [Dublin, Dolmen Press; New York, Distributed by Humanities Press,
- DESCRIPT  p. 24 cm.
- SERIES Dolmen Editions, 18.
- NOTE 350 copies printed.
- ADD'L NAME Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Young Goodman Brown.
- CALL # *KP (Dolmen) 73-225
- Author: Luques, Emmie Antoinette, 1854-
- Title: The snow image, and other plays for children suitable
for stage or schoolroom, by E. Antoinette Luques ...
- Publication: Boston, W.H. Baker & co., 1914.
- Physical Description: 95 p. 19 cm.
- Notes: Contains music.
- Contents: The snow image.--The spirit of Memorial day.--A
dramatization of "Hiawathaís childhood".--The story of
the poplar tree.
- Subject: Children's plays.
- Added Author: Luques, Emmie Antoinette, 1854-
- Added Author: Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Snow image.
- Variant Title: Plays for children.
- Research Library PN6120.A5L87
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