Ruth Leon recommends – The Plague – Albert Camus

Ruth Leon recommends – The Plague – Albert Camus

Ruth Leon recommends

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October 10, 2021

The Plague – Albert Camus
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The Lantern Theater Company in Philadelphia is streaming Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of the Albert Camus novel The Plague, an allegory about the rise of fascism using an epidemic that hits a certain bull’s-eye in 2021.
Infection, quarantine, panic, and closed borders are invoked in this sharp adaptation of Camus’ masterful novel La Peste, originally written following World War II to serve as a political warning to future generations about fascism. Bartlett’s compelling drama is all the more startling for how contemporary and timelessly the action plays out on the stage.

This American premiere production was filmed at St. Stephen’s Theater in Center City Philadelphia in July 2021 starring Kirk Wendell Brown as Grand, Peter DeLaurier as Jean Tarrou and Amanda Schoonover as Cottard.

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  • Rob Keeley says:

    even better….Roberto Gerhard’s gloriously Grand Guignol setting for speaker, chorus and orchestra! 🙂

  • John Borstlap says:

    Audiences today are very eager to see plays and movies etc. about epidemics, to give them the feeling they are fully up-to-date.