Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Tom Jones

by: John Osborne, Henry Fielding

by: John Osborne, Henry Fielding

Tom Jones

Tom Jones

by: John Osborne, Henry Fielding

by: John Osborne, Henry Fielding

Overview

Adapted from Henry Fielding’s 18th-century novel, this screenplay was made into the 1963 film, but is also eminently suitable for stage productions, with a large cast of varied characters. Tom Jones is a foundling child taken in by a kindly landowner in Somerset. He grows up to fall in love with the daughter of a neighboring landowner, but their relationship is at first opposed because of his illegitimate background.

Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature)
  • Time Period: 18th Century
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

John Osborne

John James Osborne was born in London on 12 December 1929 and died in Shropshire on 24th December 1994. He was married five times. His first wife was actress Pamela Lane. Pamela was the basis for the character of Alison in LOOK BACK IN ANGER, outlived John and all his subsequent wives and died in October 2010. Pame ...

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Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding