The Scarlet Letter in popular culture

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The following is a list of references to The Scarlet Letter in popular culture.


Scene from an adaptation featuring Stuart Holmes, 1917






  • 1968: In The Big Valley episode "In Silent Battle", Jarrod mentions The Scarlet Letter after the Sherriff informs him that a murdered saloon hall girl was branded with the letter "A" by her killer.
  • 1979: The Scarlet Letter PBS miniseries, starring Meg Foster.
  • 1987: In the Mama's Family episode "Educating Mama", The Scarlet Letter was the reason Thelma dropped out of school; she has to read it again for night school.
  • 2010: The Mentalist episode "The Scarlet Letter".

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Ken Wlaschin (2006). Encyclopedia of American Opera. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2109-1.
  2. ^ a b "Opera versions of Hawthorne's works, scores, librettos, and vocal recordings" 5 August 2011
  3. ^ a b Margaret Ross Griffel; Adrienne Fried Block (1999). Operas in English: A Dictionary. Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-25310-2.
  4. ^ "Lori Laitman's Opera The Scarlet Letter World Premiere November 2008" 5 August 2010