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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. As a script, I'm giving it only three stars, because there's so much to be filled in. To succeed, it requires the hand of a skilled director, three actors, and a crack tech director. I'm auditioning for it later this month, and I have confidence in the people involved who I've wanted to work with for a while to pull off the scares. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill.

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The framework of this spine tingler is unusual: a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed.

Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night.

A classic of the genre. A truly nerve shredding experience. The narrative is gripping. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Susan Hill writes about an unwed mother in the late 19th Century, forced to give up her child to adoption. The father refuses to marry her and bolts. She gets her childless married sister to adopt the baby as her own.

She moves to the nearest village to be able to visit him. Her sister agrees on condition she never reveals her true relationship to the boy. The 6-year old child drowns in the marshes as she watches from his nursery window. She is horrified, angry and crushed. She rages at an unfair society and cruel fate. She suffers a wasting disease for another 12 years before dying heartbroken. Her soul returns to avenge her wrongs, by taking the children of other mothers. Susan was writing in the mids when the Thatcher government was promoting a quasi-Victorian Puritan ethic.

By reversing the pain, she holds a mirror up to a censorious society, to reflect on its unthinking cruelty to unwed women. One of my 3 favorite books, I had to own it in hardcover. The book itself is almost as hauntingly beautiful as the story. I want the cover's artwork on my wall! This story is so good, I refuse to watch the movie - it would pale in comparison I am sure.

The ending especially, will haunt you. I have read this 4 times and bought it for 2 other people. If you love this book, you might want to give Haunted by Tamara Thorne a read as well. Both are brilliantly spooky. It's Christmas and Arthur Kipps's family is sitting around the fire telling ghost stories. What they don't know is that Arthur himself has been sitting on a tale of his own, one that is too tragic to recall.

It's been years since he was sent out to Eel Marsh House to close out the house of the then recently deceased Alice Drablow. What Kipps experienced in that lonely and dank house has stayed with him all these years and has never been revealed to those around him. If Kipps has his way, it never will be, but the tale demands telling and so he has decided to write it out, if only for himself. I'd expected the book to be a one sitting read -- at just pages, who could blame me?

Hill's writing begs to be read at its own pace, though. While it can certainly make for a perfect companion on a dreary afternoon, it took me about three sittings when all was said and done. I can say that I was sad to turn the final page and leave behind the gothic atmosphere built by Hill's words. I looooove a good ghost story. I prefer a ghost story that relies upon imagination rather than gore to draw you in. I became aware of this particular book when a newspaper reviewed one of the local acting companies version of a play that is based on this book.

I went straight to Amazon. I was drawn into it immediately and I read it in the space of an afternoon. I was ready to rate this as the best ghost story I had ever read I felt shortchanged with the ending, wishing that Susan Hill had spend a bit more time and pages in wrapping up the story.

It was like eating a really good tootsie pop and then finding out there was no tootsie roll in the middle. One person found this helpful. Susan Hill's novella has been so successful as to have been made into a television movie and a long-running play, but it works best in its original form as a perfectly-sized long story about a solicitor trying to learn the truth about a specter associated with an abandoned manor house on the flat moor country of East Anglia.

The tale is set during the Edwardian period the heyday of the English ghost story and comes with all the appurtenances one would expect of a great English ghost story: a frame narrative, a mysterious haunting figure, an uncomprehending narrator invested in scientific positivist explanations for everything, terrified townsfolk who refuse to explain anything to the protagonist unfortunately, no good explanation of this is ever given: couldn't they have just told him the back story?

The current edition of the book, from David R. Godine, is beautiful, but perhaps exorbitantly priced for a novella--though the discount amazon provides helps matters greatly. For me, the book's strength is in the character of Arthur Kipps.

He's immensely likable and level-headed -- I wouldn't mind meeting him again in another book. What I liked best about the character is that it was so easy to relate to him. He's naturally skeptical when first presented with the possibility of a haunting, but unlike characters in other books, who dither around refusing to believe their senses, putting themselves in danger for no good reason, Arthur accepts the evidence and deals with it.

I could also relate to the premise of the haunting itself. If something similar had happened to me, I might haunt a place too. It was heartbreaking, and I felt myself sympathizing with the ghost. I read the book in one sitting and left a lot of lights on when I went to bed. It's the best ghost story I've read in years, and as others have said, it's right up there with Shirley Jackson's book. Guaranteed good read! See all reviews from the United States.

The Woman in Black

Mar 1. Posted by kristipetersenschoonover. With the recent release of the new film, The Woman in Black has been much talked about. The original Hill is certainly a classic, as it deserves to be. Reading plays and feeling true emotion while doing it, however, sometimes can be—stage directions in the script can provide a disruption in the flow of the work.

The new Charlie Chaplin. The Gold Rush.

The framework of this spine tingler is unusual: a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night.

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In its ninety seconds, the scene hits multiple targets and sets-up some more. Childhood Like dreams and the unconscious, childhood is liminal. And the liminal is the world of the ghost and the monster. The scene could have been written as three sets of parents enjoying a grown-up picnic on the grass while their children play inside. Surely the shock value would have been the same? The final cry from outside jolts us from the dream-like style of the scene — underscoring that real girls have died. Set-Up The scene sets-up the period, the milieu, genre and sub-genre, the tone and the antagonist. Suspense Will the girls jump? Intrigue Why are these girls behaving oddly? Why have they jumped to their deaths?

Review: The Woman in Black, an edge-of-your-seat thriller

This is going to be a good week at Scriptshadow. Details: 2 nd Draft. Dated August 3, James and Daphne du Maurier, a lady who understood setting, suspense and atmosphere.

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My friend Stephen Mallatratt died in November at the age of We first met when I directed his play Comic Cuts in the late s. So Stephen had to take the title and the cast and write a new play of his own to occupy the slot.

The Woman in Black: A Ghost Play

The Woman in Black has taken up residence at the newly named Michael R. Klein Theatre on 7th Street NW and is prepared to chill the spines of all who enter. Prior to its stage debut, the story was a book by Susan Hill which Stephen Mallatratt adapted for the stage. The experience of this touring production appears to be completely faithful to its London version.

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In , British novelist Susan Hill set her hand at writing a ghost story told in the Gothic style of bygone days. The result was The Woman in Black about a lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who once had to visit the isolated, remote home of a recently departed woman to go through her papers and close down the estate. But what happened instead was a sudden encounter with the supernatural. There were a lot of secrets in the creaky, corrupted old house and some with murderous consequences. But for our purposes — Stephen Mallatratt wrote an adaptation of the novel which opened in London in Somewhat amazingly, this stage version just celebrated 30 years of continuous performance, making it the second longest-running show in the West End.

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The Woman in Black is a stage play , adapted by Stephen Mallatratt. The play is based on the book of the same name by English author Susan Hill. It is notable for only having three actors perform the whole play. It was first performed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough , in The production opened in London's West End in and is still being performed there, becoming the second longest-running non-musical play in West End history , after The Mousetrap. The book follows the story of Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor , as he journeys to the small market town of Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of a client, Mrs Alice Drablow. At the funeral, he sees a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black, standing in the churchyard. Bemused by the villagers' reluctance to speak of the woman in black, Arthur goes to Eel Marsh House, Mrs.

There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom As a script, I'm giving it only three stars, because there's so much to be filled in.

Written by Mark Palmer. Director of Learning for Creative and Media, Wildern School, Southampton as a support document for the theatre production of. Explore the development of character through a variety of simple stimuli Activities for students of Drama and Performing Arts. Explore the play and the characters within it, through the use of documentary evidence Activities for students of English, History and Drama.

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