By (author) Helen Edmundson
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Orestes by Helen Edmundson
Book DescriptionHelen Edmundson has an outstanding track record for adapting well-known stories for the stage. Her dramatisations of "Anna Karenina" and "The Mill on the Floss for Shared Experience", and "Coram Boy for the National Theatre", have won awards and consistently thrilled audiences. Shared Experience have now commissioned her to revisit the "Orestes" story: the result, based loosely on Euripides, is bound to bring us gripping and passionate drama which both respects the original and gives it a modern theatrical shape.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781854599568
(198mm x 129mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Heresy of Love, Paperback (July 2015)
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Therese Raquin, Paperback (July 2014)
A story of lust, madness and destruction set within the backstreets of Paris. Based on Emile Zola's classic novel.
Mary Shelley, Paperback (March 2012)» View all books by Helen Edmundson
Presents the tale of Mary Shelley - and how she came to write one of the greatest stories ever told, aged just 19. This title explores Shelley's remarkable life: her controversial philosopher father, her scandalous elopement aged 16 and how she wrote a novel, and more.
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Author Biography - Helen Edmundson
Helen Edmundson's breakthrough came in 1992 with her award- winning adaptation of Anna Karenina for Shared Experience, for whom she also adapted The Mill on the Floss. Both productions were twice revived and extensively toured. Her adaptation of War and Peace was staged at the National Theatre (1996) as was her dramatisation of Jamila Gavin's Coram Boy (Christmas 2005, to be revived Christmas 2006).
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