The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Thomas J. Cox’s original theatre adaptation of the classic American novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Scarlet Letter is set in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, and concerns the public condemnation of Hester Prynne, who bears an illegitimate child. However, the story is not about adultery, nor is it specifically about sin. Rather it traces the effect of actual and symbolic sin on the mind and spirit of each character. In the end, The Scarlet Letter comes to stand not for adultery, but for the guilt that is the common experience of all humans. Adapted by Thomas J. Cox. A Lookingglass Theatre co-production.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Shirley Anderson as Hibbins
David Caitlin as Chillingworth
Raymond Fox as Hawthorne
Joy Gregory as Hester
Michael Lapthorn as Brackett
Heidi Stillman as Pearl
Andrew White as Dimmesdale

Directed by Thomas J. Cox. Recorded before a live audience at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, Chicago in April of 1995.

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Shirley Anderson, David Catlin, Raymond Fox, Joy Gregory, Michael Lapthorn, Heidi Stillman, Andrew White


Nathaniel Hawthorne adapted by Thomas J. Cox

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978 1 58081 721 9

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