New Dramatic Adaptations of Wharton’s Plays

Greetings from playwright Germaine Shames, a fellow admirer of the works of Edith Wharton.

I’ve been meaning to get in touch. As part of a larger mission to adapt and re-imagine classic 19th and early 20th century novels either by women or with strong women’s roles and relationships, I have completed stage plays of three works by Edith Wharton: The Touchstone, The Muse’s Tragedy and Glimpses of the Moon.

There are tentative plans to present readings of the first two at Wharton’s beloved Mount sometime this Fall. If the Edith Wharton Society ever has a use for the plays, I’ll be very happy to share them. As of this writing, they are still unpublished.

On a related note, the ghost of Edith Wharton makes a cameo appearance in an original short play of mine, “Mirth.” As you may have guessed, the play references The House of Mirth.

Thanks for all you do to keep Wharton’s legacy alive.

Continued success!

Germaine Shames

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