Scarlet Letter
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Scarlet Letter
This production closely follows Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter. In Boston, shortly after its founding in 1630, the Puritan citizenry order Hester Prynne (Meg Foster), a beautiful young woman, to wear a scarlet letter "A" (signifying "adulteress") on her dress for life after she bears a child in the absence of her husband, who has delayed his trip to the New World to conclude business. Despite intense questioning, Hester refuses to identify the father, Arthur Dimmesdale (John Heard), a respected minister who cannot muster the courage to acknowledge… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hauser's four part adaptation of The Scarlet Letter stands upon the scaffold as the most literate and definitive version of the classic"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
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