1984 Big Brother is Watching You

Stage version of George Orwell’s 1984 to be adapted for TV

A stage play of George Orwell’s seminal novel, 1984, is to be adapted for television — is there more to come? Deadline is reporting former ABC chief Paul Lee’s independent studio wiip has taken the rights to Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s 2013 stage show based on the classic Orwell novel. The novel was published in 1947; … >

Posted Filed under

‘1984’ play review: Andrew Gower brings fireworks to Room 101

An adaptation is always going to differ from its source material. A play can’t be the book, and neither can a movie; what’s necessary is to capture the mood and essence of the story and transplant it to a different medium. Jonathan Glazer’s remarkable film Under the Skin, for example, is such an abstracted adaptation … >

Posted Filed under