New TV Adaptation of  Les Misérables Is Here!

New TV Adaptation of  Les Misérables Is Here!

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In the preface to Les Misérables, Victor Hugo wrote:   As long as there are ignorance and poverty on Earth, books such as this one may not be useless.   Those words have held true. The book was published in 1862— over a 150 years ago—and it was a breakout hit that still hasn’t lost its popularity nor its relevance. Image Via Manybooks   This might have something to do with the musical. Heck, maybe it has everything to do with the musical, but to test that theory out is PBS, who is coming in at full swing. PBS’ adaption of Les Miserables isn’t a …

Playwright of the Year Kate Hamill to Adapt ‘Pride and Prejudice!’

Playwright of the Year Kate Hamill to Adapt ‘Pride and Prejudice!’

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2017’s Playwright of the Year Kate Hamill’s adaptation of the two-centuries-old novel Pride and Prejudice is set to run on the Syracuse Stage from March 20 – April 7, 2019. Image Via Biography A little history: A comedy of manners in Britain’s Regency era, the novel charts the emotional development of Elizabeth Bennet, known as Lizzy, whose family faces a financial crisis. Her mother urges her to marry any man who can provide for her and right on her porch are two men:  Mr. Bingley, who’s rich, and Mr. Darcy, who Elizabeth falls head over heels for, in spite of the fact …