- Seven Cups of Water
- Sister Mary
- A Gentle Man
- Monsoon Day
I'm not sure how well the others will adapt; they're all so interior. Do I add in a bunch of new dialogue? Interior monologues? Aren't those going to come across as trite and strange? Shakespeare does interior monologues, but I think they're mostly fairly brief, compared to the rest of the dialogue. If an entire act is told in monologue, that seems likely to be tedious.
I'm also not sure how to handle the fact that the two protagonists' stories branch off into separate tales after the end of "Seven Cups" and Act I. Not sure whether to run them as completely separate acts, self-contained, or to perhaps interpolate some of the untold story in the background. I.e., when Sushila is thinking about letting her sister steal the baby in Act II, would it be interesting to have Mangai's life unfolding in pantomime upstage? Or just distracting? I think simultaneously would be distracting, but what if the Sushila scene froze just long enough for us to get a snippet of Mangai's life?
I suspect I'll end up keeping the distinctions clean, truer to the spirit of the stories, but it's fun thinking about the possibility.
I've sent the first draft of Act I to my readers' list; excited to see what they think. (If you're not on my readers' list and want to be, you can always just add yourself to it).