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OPTIONAL: Other students at Lowood, other servants of Mr. Rochester’s estate, etc.


Mr. Brocklehurst, St. John Rivers, Lord Ingram, Miss Temple and Blanche are small roles that can be double-cast if necessary.


Staging note: This play is composed of many small scenes, so elaborate sets are discouraged. Also – Jane ages over ten years during the course of the play. The director will have to carefully consider all costume changes.


ROYALTY NOTE: Community theater or student production by a public or charter school royalties are only $5 per performance. All others must enquire with the author.

(CURTAIN OPENS, JANE EYRE, MRS. REED AND MR. BROCKLEHURST ARE ON STAGE)

MRS. REED: This is the little girl respecting whom I applied to you.

MR. BROCKLEHURST: Her size is small: what is her age?

MRS. REED: Thirteen years.

MR. BROCKLEHURST: Your name, little girl?

JANE EYRE: Jane Eyre, sir.

MR. BROCKLEHURST: Well, Jane Eyre, and are you a good child? (NO ANSWER) Do you know where the wicked go after death?

JANE EYRE: They go to hell.

MR. BROCKLEHURST: And what is hell? 

JANE EYRE: A pit full of fire.

MR. BROCKLEHURST: And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there for ever?

JANE EYRE: No, sir.

MR. BROCKLEHURST: What must you do to avoid it?

JANE EYRE: I must keep in good health, and not die.

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