The Play of the Pearl

The Play of the Pearl uses music and chorus work to bring to the stage John Steinbeck’s famous story of  Kino the pearl-diver who finds the largest pearl in the world but loses his security and happiness as the world tries to take a share of his good fortune.

The play was often used in schools to accompany a reading of the novel at Key Stage 3 or GCSE and works well for a cast in that age range.

This script has also been widely performed in the UK and beyond.

There is scope for doubling between the twenty-odd named characters and the chorus of neighbours, beggars and people of Kino’s village.

Currently out-of-print.

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