Return of the Native (version 2 dramatic reading), The by HARDY, Thomas


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Clym Yeobright returns home to Egdon Heath, a scattered collection of houses on the isolated Wessex moors, and is caught up in a "love pentagon" which includes: his cousin, Thomasin Yeobright; the shadowy inn-keeper, Damon Wildeve; the controversial and romantic Eustacia Vye; and the mysterious reddleman, Diggory Venn, whose skin is stained completely red from his work. This work has all the well-known marks of Thomas Hardy: the Wessex landscape, a choice of lovers, a wedding gone wrong, a particularly shy 30-something man, and a woman with an independent spirit. But, The Return of the Native is unique in its pagan undertones - the first five books take place over a year and a day, starting on All Hallow's Eve, and hints of magic and witchcraft. (Summary by Libby Gohn) Characters: Narrator: Bob Neufeld Clym Yeobright: Tadhg Eustacia Vye: Amanda Friday Damon Wildeve: Chris Cartwright Thomasin Yeobright: Rapunzelina Diggory Venn: Chuck Williamson Mrs. Yeobright: Michele Eaton Grandfer Cantle and "Saint George": alanmapstone Timothy Fairway: tovarisch Humphrey, Bonfire Boy, Party Guest, Raffle Woman, Inn Girl and Rachel: Elizabeth Klett Olly Dowden and Charley: Charlotte Duckett Susan Nunsuch: Beth Thomas Christian Cantle: TriciaG Sam: ToddHW Captain Vye,"Doctor", Driver, and Pedlar: Patti Cunningham Johnny Nunsuch: CaprishaPage Vye Servant and"Saracen": Libby Gohn "Father Christmas": David Olson "Valiant Soldier": Kristingj Chapman and Surgeon: Karen Savage Nurse: Availle

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