To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

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Overview

Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird opens in a sleepy Alabama town in the midst of the Great Depression, where Scout and her brother, Jem, live with their widowed father, Atticus Finch. Reminiscent of a bygone era, the play immerses us in a simpler time as the children play outside in the summer, act out stories and muse about their mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. The facade of the seemingly peaceful town begins to crack when a young black man is accused of a terrible crime. Driven by an unshakeable moral conviction, local lawyer Atticus defends the man in a trial that sends violent waves through the community. Timeless and lingering, this hard-hitting work explores prejudice, compassion and the courage to do what is right.

Note: In this version, Scout appears as an adult to narrate the story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871299208
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/01/1970
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Christopher Sergel's interests and talents led him on many adventures throughout the world. As captain of the schooner Chance, he spent two years in the South Pacific; as a writer for Sports Afield magazine, he lived in the African bush for a year; as a lieutenant commander during WWII, he taught celestial navigation; as a playwright, his adaptation of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio was seen on Broadway. But throughout his life, his greatest adventure and deepest love was his work with Dramatic Publishing. During this time, he wrote adaptations of To Kill a Mockingbird, Cheaper By the Dozen, The Mouse That Roared, Up the Down Staircase, Fame, Black Elk Speaks and many more. His love of theatre and his caring for writers made him a generous and spirited mentor to many playwrights here and around the world. His inspiration and integrity attracted to the company fine writers including C.P. Taylor, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Arthur Miller, Roald Dahl and E.B. White—to name just a few. He once said he hoped to be remembered as E.B. White described Charlotte…"a true friend and a good writer."

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To Kill a Mockingbird 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
rmckeown on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A member of our club directed this play at my college, so we thought it would be fun to read the script and talk about the play. Of course we had all read the book ¿ several times in some cases ¿ so the comparisons to the book and the play became inevitable.Personally, reading plays does not appeal to me in the least. Plays were meant to be heard and acted out. I only enjoyed this because I am so familiar with the book, and I could fill in gaps. Most of the important ideas from the book were captured, but I much prefer Harper Lee¿s voice providing description and background than Miss Maudie.In our stage version, the character providing the background was an older Scout reminiscing. That seems much more appropriate to me, since the story is Scout¿s and her coming of age and understanding about racism in the South.I gave this version less than five stars, only because it is not the book. A reader who enjoys reading plays will undoubtedly score it higher. 4 stars.--Jim, 6/30/11