Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 5f

"Olwen Wymark has filleted the flesh from Zola's novel to produce a work which reeks of sex and pleasure." - Time Out

Olwen Wymark's splendid dramatization of Zola's Nana is a story of sexual and financial greed in nineteenth-century Parisian society, depict…

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    5m, 5f
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    Adaptations (Literature), Period

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Olwen Wymark's splendid dramatization of Zola's Nana is a story of sexual and financial greed in nineteenth-century Parisian society, depicting the rise and tragic downfall of a young courtesan. The play was commissioned by Shared Experience and had a highly acclaimed run at the Almeida Theatre, London, in 1988. Contained in the volume Nana/Germinal.
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"Olwen Wymark has filleted the flesh from Zola's novel to produce a work which reeks of sex and pleasure." - Time Out

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Setting: Various simple interior and exterior settings

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5m, 5f
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  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

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Authors

Emile Zola

Emile Zola (1840-1902) was a French journalist and novelist known for his series of 20 novels known collectively as Les Rougon-Macquart (1871-93). Zola's style was called literary naturalism; his novels were attacked and even banned for their frankness and sordid detail, and caused quite a bit ...

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Olwen Wymark

OLWEN WYMARK was an American-born writer. She has written for the stage, television, radio and film. Her theatre productions include FIND ME and BEST FRIENDS at the Orange Tree Theatre. LOVED at the Bush Theatre, PLEASE SHINE DOWN ON ME at the Royal Court, SPEAK NOW at Leicester Haymarket. THE TECHNICIANS at the Ro ...

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