The RSC adaptation of Robert Harris’s novels about power politics in ancient Rome loses something in the transition from page to stage, says GORDON PARSONS
Imperium Parts I and II
The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
MIKE POULTON, adapter of Robert Harris’s trilogy of novels narrating the life of the great Roman orator Cicero, clearly recognises the problems anyone dramatising a novel has to cope with.
There’s not only often the weight of plot detail involved, he’s said, but also the demands on the linear narrative progression in theatre where, unlike in the novels, audiences... read more
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