Saturday, November 25, 2006

Barnes on Zola's Thérèse Raquin

Julian Barnes. "Blood and Nerves." The Guardian, 25 November 2006.

From the article:

"Zola, as if deliberately marking the difference between genres, takes his three-act novel and turns it into a four-act play. The essential action and the central characters are retained, but he is clear-sighted to the point of ruthlessness -- a rare quality in writers adapting their own stuff -- about what won't work in the theatre."

Thérèse Raquin is at the National Theatre, London SE1, until February 21.
Box office: 020-7452 3000