This dramatisation of George Eliot’s novel brings the story of Maggie and Tom Tulliver to life in a way that is suitable for the classroom. The playscript captures the language of the novel, whilst engaging students with the characters and plot.
The book contains a playscript dramatising George Eliot’s pre-20th-century novel. The adaptation focuses on issues that are of interest in schools.
Resources following the playscript contain activities for drama (including role-play), reading, writing, and speaking and listening. These are accompanied by extension material, including extracts from modern and contemporary works for comparison, and documentary material. The resources are organised under the following headings:
• Staging the play
• Work on and around the script
• From novel to playscript (including the language of the novel)
• Life and times of the author of the novel
• Themes in and around the play (such as gender roles and gender stereotypes, sexual equality, school, disability, families, growing up, women writers, unemployment and debt)
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Maggie is always in trouble with her famil. But as she and her brother Tom discover when their family falls on hard times, blood is thicker than water. The issues of gender roles, disability, families, growing up and unemployment are explored in the play and show how George Eliot’s classic story of a family that falls on hard times is relevant to today’s students. Work on issues is extended in the resource material, which provides imaginative written, media, spoken and drama activities, as well as relevant extracts and illustrations.
This sensitive adaptation for schools is both accessible and faithful to the nove. The use of the novel’s language creates opportunities for comparison work, as well as giving students an opportunity to enjoy George Eliot’s style. The cast includes strong male and female roles, and can be used successfully in a classroom or drama studio, or as a school performance.About the Author:
Sue Saunders was Head of English and Drama at Central Newcastle High School for Girls from 1982-1997. She is now a freelance writer and works part-time in Adult Literacy and at an FE college for students with learning disabilities. She is a published playwright.
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Book Description Collins Educational, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0003230767