Wuthering Heights

Written by:

Marion Johnson

Cast Size:
8

Roles For:

  • Men: 4
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Adaptation
Classical
Drama

Themes:

19th Century
Classic
England
Revenge
Romance

Length:

80 min.

Year Written:

2008

Synopsis:

In the final year of his life, Heathcliff is desperate for reunion with the one creature in the universe that he loves, Cathy Earnshaw (Linton), who died in childbirth 18 years earlier. Heathcliff now lives only to take revenge against those who wronged him, the Lintons and the Earshaws, by forcing a marriage between his own son Linton and Cathy’s daughter Catherine. When the sickly Linton dies of neglect, his father inherits both The Grange and Wuthering Heights. But Heathcliff soon dies of a broken heart, while the widowed Catherine falls in love with her cousin Hareton (son of Cathy’s brother Hindley). The many ghosts of Wuthering Heights bid farewell as the young couple look ahead to a peaceful and prosperous future. (From CPO Website)

Characters:

H – Heathcliff

C – (ghost of) Cathy Earnshaw, wife of Edgar Linton

I – (ghost of) Isabella Linton, wife of Heathcliff

CL – Catherine Linton (daughter of Cathy & Edgar)

L – Linton Heathcliff (son of Isabella & Heathcliff)

HE – Hareton Earnshaw (son of Cathy’s brother, Hindley)

ND – Nelly Dean, housekeeper at Wuthering Heights & later at The Grange

LK – Mr Lockwood, tenant at The Grange

First Produced:

2008, London ON Fringe Festival

Resources:

Wuthering Heights is available through the CPO Website.

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