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#11 Honoured Guest

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

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#12 Epicoene

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

View Postzahidf, on 24 January 2013 - 12:20 PM, said:

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

Depends who is the star turn doesn't it ?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 24 January 2013 - 01:07 PM, said:

My brother has read them and is a fan of Hilary Mantel.

Hilary Mantel says in the video that much of the novels is dialogue.

Howard Brenton's recent historical plays have been lapped up by many people.

Mike Poulton is very experienced at adaptiing prose sources for the RSC.

Let us hope that the weather is kind next winter.

Ah, the concise tautness of Wolf Hall coupled with the economical incision and narrative drive of the RSC's Morte D'Arthur.  What could possibly go wrong?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:10 PM

View Postigb, on 24 January 2013 - 02:44 PM, said:

What could possibly go wrong?

Well, where to start ? The BBC2 TV adaptation (6 parts) is planned to screen at the end of 2013 exactly at the same time as the theatre adaptation, so Stratford audiences may complain that Stephen Fry (I assume the BBC will cast him) isn't in the stage version ?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

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#16 Lynette

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

I have read the first book, lots of interior thinking, lots of subtext.. Nice but quite a challenge to dramatise. I know they can dramatise anything these days and usually very well. But I didn't rate the Arthur thing at all.

As for 'you don't have to go'..of course - I'm just musing and will decide in a while, prob when I book for RII.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

I've read both.  Really enjoyed them.  Quite looking forward to the stage version, will go to Stratford for both with the GLW who is currently reading Wolf Hall and wants to go straight into the sequel after finsihing it.
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:45 AM

I see Mark Rylance is apparently the lead in the BBC version of this which will be on around the same time as the RSC version - even more damaging for their box office I'd say.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:15 AM

I dunno. There's a lot of love for the books, so the TV adaptation may boost the RSC version rather than damage it. I gave up on the book after 3 chapters though, so my interest is nil.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:59 PM

Rylance a surprise for me. Has he done much telly? Enlighten me.




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