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Anna Karenina – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Leo Tolstoy Adaptor: Jo Clifford Director: Ellen McDougall Reviewer: Julia Taylor Leo Tolstoy’s novel, Anna Karenina,contains 848 pages- off-putting to any would-be reader. However, in presenting the stage version of this epic novel, translated and adaptedby Jo Clifford and featuring modern dress, the Royal Exchange Theatre have come up with a solution. In just two and a half hours ...

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Eternal Love – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Howard Brenton Music: William Lyons Director: John Dove Reviewer: Edie Ranvier On hearing the title of this play, you could be forgiven for and expecting a sequel to Love, Actually or some similar schmaltz. On hearing that Howard Benton’s new play Eternal Love is indeed a love story, but one doomed from the start and weighed down with some ...

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Eternal Love: The Story of Abelard and Heloise – Darlington Civic Theatre

Writer: Howard Brenton Director: John Dove Reviewer: Mark Clegg Although not as famous as other doomed lovers like Romeo and Juliet or Arthur and Guinevere, the story of Abelard and Eloise is more rooted in fact and history than the others, and is consequently perhaps the more emotional tale. Set in Medieval France, the story sees Abelard the philosopher and ...

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