Edith Wharton - Ethan Frome [15 Minute Drama]

Episodes

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0120120116 (BBC7)
20150817 (BBC7)
20150818 (BBC7)

Why does Ethan Frome have a limp? And what is the tragedy that befell him years earlier?

by Edith Wharton

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Why does Ethan Frome walk with a limp?

And what is the tragedy that befell him over twenty years earlier?

A visitor to the town attempts to find out.

Ethan Frome - Dominic Mafham

Mattie....Jessica Raine

Zeena....Laurel Lefkow

Denis Eady - Christopher Webster

Post Mistress - Adjoa Andoh

Andrew Hale - Paul Moriarty

Edith Wharton - Fenella Woolgar

Directed by Sally Avens

Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most enduring and powerful stories.

Set against the cold, grey, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome scrapes a living from his woodlot whilst trapped in an unhappy marriage with his hypochondriac wife, Zeena. A ray of light enters Ethan's life when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love with Mattie but their fate is determined by their circumstances and the stifling conventions of the time.

Ethan Frome was deemed shocking when first published as it appeared to condone infidelity. What many readers did not know was that many of the novella's themes mirrored real events in the life of Edith Wharton. Her own story is told in an accompanying play 'The Jinx Element' that explores her own sexless marriage and a passionate affair that begun when she was 47.

0220120117 (BBC7)
20150818 (BBC7)
20150819 (BBC7)

Zeena goes away to see a doctor, so Ethan and Mattie are left alone for the first time.

by Edith Wharton

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Zeena goes away to visit a Doctor and Ethan and Mattie are left alone together for the first time.

Ethan Frome - Dominic Mafham

Mattie - Jessica Raine

Zeena - Laurel Lefkow

Andrew Hale - Paul Moriarty

Edith Wharton - Fenella Woolgar

Directed by Sally Avens

Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most enduring and powerful stories. Set against the cold, grey, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome scrapes a living from his woodlot whilst trapped in an unhappy marriage with his hypochondriac wife, Zeena. A ray of light enters Ethan's life when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love with Mattie but their fate is determined by their circumstances and the stifling conventions of the time.

Ethan Frome was deemed shocking when first published as it appeared to condone infidelity. What many readers did not know was that many of the novella's themes mirrored real events in the life of Edith Wharton. Her own story is told in an accompanying play 'The Jinx Element' which explores her own sexless marriage and a passionate affair that begun when she was 47.

0320120118 (BBC7)
20150819 (BBC7)
20150820 (BBC7)

Ethan and Mattie's idyll is shattered by the return of Zeena.

by Edith Wharton

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Ethan Frome - Dominic Mafham

Mattie - Jessica Raine

Zeena - Laurel Lefkow

Jotham Powell - Adam Billington

Denis Eady - Christopher Webster

Widow Homan....Victoria Inez Hardy

Edith Wharton - Fenella Woolgar

Directed by Sally Avens

Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most enduring and powerful stories.

Set against the cold, grey, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome scrapes a living from his woodlot whilst trapped in an unhappy marriage with his hypochondriac wife, Zeena. A ray of light enters Ethan's life when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love with Mattie but their fate is determined by their circumstances and the stifling conventions of the time.

Ethan Frome was deemed shocking when first published as it appeared to condone infidelity. What many readers did not know was that many of the novella's themes mirrored real events in the life of Edith Wharton. Her own story is told in the play 'The Jinx Element' which explores her own sexless marriage and a passionate affair that begun when she was 47.

0420120119 (BBC7)
20150820 (BBC7)
20150821 (BBC7)

Ethan becomes determined to escape his marriage and run away with Mattie.

by Edith Wharton

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Ethan Frome - Dominic Mafham

Mattie - Jessica Raine

Zeena - Laurel Lefkow

Edith Wharton.... Fenella Woolgar

Directed by Sally Avens

Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most enduring and powerful stories.

Set against the cold, grey, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome scrapes a living from his woodlot whilst trapped in an unhappy marriage with his hypochondriac wife, Zeena. A ray of light enters Ethan's life when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love with Mattie but their fate is determined by their circumstances and the stifling conventions of the time.

Ethan Frome was deemed shocking when first published as it appeared to condone infidelity. What many readers did not know was that many of the novella's themes mirrored real events in the life of Edith Wharton. Her own story is told in a play 'The Jinx Element' which explores her own sexless marriage and a passionate affair that begun when she was 47.

0520120120 (BBC7)
20150821 (BBC7)
20150822 (BBC7)

Mattie and Ethan take desperate measures not to be separated.

by Edith Wharton

dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Ethan Frome - Dominic Mafham

Mattie - Jessica Raine

Zeena - Laurel Lefkow

Mrs Hale - Tracy Wiles

Edith Wharton - Fenella Woolgar

Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most enduring and powerful stories.

Set against the cold, grey, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome scrapes a living from his woodlot whilst trapped in an unhappy marriage with his hypochondriac wife, Zeena. A ray of light enters Ethan's life when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love with Mattie but their fate is determined by their circumstances and the stifling conventions of the time.

Ethan Frome was deemed shocking when first published as it appeared to condone infidelity. What many readers did not know was that many of the novella's themes mirrored real events in the life of Edith Wharton. Her own story is told in 'The Jinx Element' that explores her own sexless marriage and a passionate affair that begun when she was 47.