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The Schoolmaster’s Progress

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The Schoolmaster’s Progress

by Caroline Kirkland

Genre: Comedy
Setting:
Format of Original Source: Short Story
Recommended Adaptation Length: Two Hours

Candidate for Adaptation? Promising

EXCERPT:

19th-century upstate New York. A haughty city girl, humiliated that the instructor in a finishing-school finds a rustic girl more appealing than she, finds herself in a duel-to-the-end, first in a spelling-bee, then in a rehearsal of Schiller’s tragedy of Mary Stuart, and finally in a love-letter prank gone terribly, farcically wrong.


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