“Brideshead Revisited” – Stage Play (Adaptation)
From the novel by Evelyn Waugh
UK national tours in 1993 by SNAP Theatre Company and 1995 by Charles Vance
M14, F 8. Several doubles possible
Published by Samuel French, London, 1994 ISBN 0 573 01730 1
Evelyn Waugh described the theme of his classic novel as “the operation of a divine grace on a group of diverse but closely connected characters.” This portrait of the interweaving relationships and fortunes of a desperately charming, if eccentric, family and their influences on Charles Ryder has been faithfully adapted for the stage, preserving all the sharp wit and candid social commentary of Waugh’s narrative. The scenes slip easily into one another to provide a dream-like element to the story, presented to us through memory, of Ryder’s struggle to make sense of his life, loves, society, and religion, and ultimately to find his own salvation. Period: 1943, and the 1920′s in recall. * A tour is planned for 2011 in the Midlands, and a student production is taking place in the U.S.A. this year.
Scripts and royalty details from: Samuel French Ltd., 52 Fitzroy Street, London W1P 6JR (+44) 020 7387-9373