Posted on 12/07/2018 at 01:20 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A somewhat controversial stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird hits Broadway next week.

To catch you up briefly: Harper Lee had authorized well-known screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to adapt her novel into a play; after her death, her estate expressed concern over the draft script and filed a lawsuit that was privately settled.

The New York Times estimates that about 40 percent of what Lee estate lawyer Tonja B. Carter objected to has disappeared, based on two performances of the play.

What remained? More opportunities for Calpurnia and Tom to actually speak; confusion from other characters on how Atticus persists in seeing the good in racists; and, of course, rapid-fire dialogue.

You can read more about the play here.

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