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'Weir of Hermiston' by David McVey from Robert Louis Stevenson - additional information.

'Weir of Hermiston' by David McVey from Robert Louis Stevenson
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Period and Geography
Location: Scotland. Time Period: 19th Century
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 5
Setting: Dining Room, Garden, Wilderness, Street and Courtroom
Set Requirements: Backdrops/simple flats
The script includes characters in the following age range(s):
8 to 12
17 to 20
21 to 35
36 to 50
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Swearing rate: 2 rude words per thousand
We have identified the following types of language in the text:
Mild swearwords
Potential blasphemy
Sexual slurs
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Descriptions of the characters
One-act drama, focusing on the relationship between Archie Weir and his tyrannical father. Adapted from an unfinished novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Uses broad Scots (though omitting the less fathomable language from Stevenson's draft.)
Archie Weir is the son of the Lord Justice Clerk and in training to be a lawyer himself, though he is fearful of his hard father. Following advice from a family friend, Archie watches a trial held by his father and is horrified at the old man's apparent glee at hanging the poor wretch. He speaks out in public against the death penalty and is exiled to the family's country estate.


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