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Evelyn Wrench Lecture Series: Adapting the stage to the modern day

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Do we need to rework the classics? We’ve seen an American gangster Romeo, the streets of Salem switched for a dusty classroom in Van Hove’s The Crucible, and Der Reigen transformed into Hare’s two-person show The Blue Room. The past can at times feel foreign, the characters perhaps un-relatable, and it can be a struggle to tell these still relevant messages with the old dressings. But how do directors and writers go about adapting a classic into a modern triumph? Join us for the next instalment of our Evelyn Wrench Lecture Series as we explore how adapters choose which aspects of the original script to keep, the impact of modern technology on sets, and discuss the real reason directors keep reviving the classics.

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