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$50.00 Royalty per Performance

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Read the Play
(minus the ending)
Pride and Prejudice - Playscripts, Theatre Scripts, Stage Plays

Pride and Prejudice

Read the Play (minus the ending)

Adapted for Stage by
Eric Domuret
13F / 5M (Less with doubling)

Approximate Playing time: 2 Hours

Adapted from the romantic novel by Jane Austen first published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of intelligent and strong-willed Elizabeth Bennet, her four sisters, her loving and flippant father, and her overbearing mother. Elizabeth’s mother, along with every other woman in her society, believes that every rich bachelor they meet is the rightful property of one of their daughters. When the wealthy and handsome Mr. Bingley moves into town the game is afoot. Mr. Bingley brings with him his even more wealthy and handsome friend, Mr. Darcy. In their initial meeting, Elizabeth is disgusted with Darcy’s arrogance while Darcy is complacent with her at best. Darcy and Elizabeth share a belief in the impeccable judgment of their first impressions. As it happens, oldest sister Jane and Bingley seem to have fallen in love, only to have Darcy dissuade Bingley of any possible union due to the Bennets’ lower social standing and punctuated by the ill-mannered behavior of youngest sisters, Kitty and Lydia. But Darcy cannot deny his attraction to Elizabeth and offers marriage, claiming his inability to overcome his feelings despite her social inferiority. Elizabeth rebuffs him for his abominable pride and a belief that he caused another man, Wickham, to be deprived of his fortune. Amidst the masterful maneuvering in privileged society, when 16 year old Lydia runs off with Wickham, Elizabeth and Darcy begin to discover deficiencies in themselves. This dramatic adaptation stays true to the novel’s memorable characters and themes and brings out the comedy inherit in the writing through the depiction of manners, education, marriage, and money in the British Regency period. Fans of the story will find themselves mouthing along to their favorite quotes while newcomers will be pleased with its energy and clarity and its surprising relevance to 21st Century issues.

$50.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees