Thomas Hischak

Thomas Hischak is the author of thirty-three published plays which are performed in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. He has written stage adaptations of works by Charles Dickens, O. Henry, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Homer, and others. Hischak is also the author of twenty-four non-fiction books about theatre, film, and popular music, and a Fulbright scholar who has taught and directed in Greece, Lithuania, and Turkey. Since 1983 he has been Professor of Theatre at the State University of New York at Cortland. Thomas and his wife Catherine live in Cortland, New York, and have two children: Mark Yeong and Karen Soh.
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  Great Expectations

Classic Drama by Thomas Hischak

80 pages

17 m, 15 w, 4 flexible. With doubling 9 m, 10 w.

The life of the poor country lad, Pip, changes one day when an unknown benefactor sees that the young man is brought to London and made a gentleman. But who is behind Pip’s “great expectations,” and why is it kept a secret? By the time Pip learns the truth of his circumstances, he has gotten involved with some fascinating people and undergone a vital change of character. This adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic is an excellent choice for schools in that it stays true to the novel, including the amusing theatre scene in which a humorous heckler wreaks ha...