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#1 Epicoene

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

Is anyone enthused about a stage adaptation of these novels ? (Billington will be furious they are adapting them rather than staging original plays). Has anyone actually read them ? Given a separate TV adaptation will be made of them too it seems less than exciting news. Anyway, in an attempt to boost interest Doran threw out this guessing game:

"Gregory Doran has a good idea of who could play what will be one of the most sought-after theatrical parts of recent years."

Anyone think it will be anyone other than Jonathan Slinger ?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

Dunno, my heart sinks a bit despite mantel's enthusiasm and her saying she writes in scenes and has good material to add. [ Add ? How long, o Lord, how long? ] Will probably book for this but wary.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

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#5 Epicoene

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 24 January 2013 - 09:21 AM, said:

I would think that these novels are very popular with many of the Swan's audience for Written on the Heart. In fact, they're almost an ideal fit for this theatre's audience.

Has anybody here actually read them ? I'm guessing you haven't ? I don't know anyone who has - not right through anyway.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

I have
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

View Postxanderl, on 24 January 2013 - 11:23 AM, said:

I have

Would they obviously lend themselves to stage adaptation ? I mean are they strong on plot/narrative/character ?

#8 xanderl

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

Yes, I think they would work well on stage - very strong narrative drive, all in the present tense and largely through the eyes of Cromwell

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

A thought occurs to me - wonder if this being on the cards prompted Bill Kenright's somewhat inexplicable decision to bring Written on the Heart to London
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

I'd very much like to see this. Wonder if a London transfer would happen.




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