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- DescriptionA new musical adaptation of Emile Zola's famous naturalist novel Therese Raquin.
- Author BiographyEmile Zola (1840 - 1902) was a novelist, playwright and journalist, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France and in the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in his renowned letter J'accuse. Therese Raquin was Zola's first major work, originally published in serial format in 1867 the journal L'Artiste and - due to its huge and immediate popularity - in book format in 1868, gaining additional publicity when critic Louis Ulbach called the book putrid . In 1873, Zola adapted the novel into a play, although it did not receive its London premiere until 1891, due to the Lord Chamberlain's censorship. Zola was nominated for both the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902. Nona Shepphard (Book, Lyrics and Direction) began her theatrical career as an actor at the Liverpool Playhouse, as a director at the Nuffield Theatre Southampton, and wrote her first play for the Chester Gateway Theatre. Since then, she has worked freelance as a writer and director for many companies both in the UK and abroad, with over a hundred and fifty productions and forty commissioned plays to her credit. Nona is Associate Director of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Creative Director of RADA Enterprises, and International Consultant at the Lir Academy in Dublin. This year, she has created two new pieces of work - You in Mid Air at Circus Space and Dreams and Cigarettes at the Alpbach Forum in Austria - and directed Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Arabian Nights, Scenes from the Big Picture and High Society in London and Dublin.
- Author(s)Emile Zola,Nona Shepphard
- PublisherOberon Books Ltd
- Date of Publication18/03/2015
- GenreDrama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOberon Books Ltd
- Weight122 g
- Width130 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine6 mm
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