The Red and the Black

A Play in Three Acts Based on the Novel by Stendhal
Genre: Drama
Original Publish Date: May 04, 2012
Product Number: EB00785666
Released: Nov 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781434448712
Publisher: Wildside Press
Please log in to view pricing


Based on the novel by Stendhal (Henri Beyle, 1783-1842), The Red and the Black tells the story of Julien Sorel, a talented and ambitious young peasant. Sorel manages to cynically and hypocritically manipulate those around him to gain a position as a secretary with a prominent Marquis--and to seduce his employer's beautiful daughter, Mathilde. But he doesn't love Mathilde--doesn't love anyone, really--and when he murders another woman with whom he's had an affair, the law inexorably grinds him in its gears. He refuses the assistance of his "wife," and proudly goes to his rendezvous with La Guillotine. His death, after all, is the only real protest he can make! First-rate drama by a master playwright.

Sign up for our email newsletter