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Stephen Sharkey & Bill Kirton

On the stage

Stephen Sharkey explains why adapting novels for the stage is a great idea, and Bill Kirton spends an enchanted evening with Emma Bovary. Stephen Sharkey asks why anybody would want to turn a perfectly good novel into a stage play, and explains the value in turning the solitary pursuit of reading into the shared experience of theatre. Bill Kirton considers Gustav Flaubert’s masterpiece, suggesting that its irregularities might be subversion rather than error, and spends an evening with his eponymous heroine.


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