Posted on May 18, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is retaining a strong presence on screen and stage, particularly in England right now.
But, reports NPR, not all of the adaptations are receiving a warm reception.
A one-man theatrical production starring a descendant of Dickens and sticking with the author's dialogue? That's a hit.
But the BBC's "bleak and gritty" TV adaptation? Viewers are giving it a thumbs down for its inclusion of opium, suicide, sadomasochism, and other topics that weren't in the original material.
Read more about the adaptation versus inspiration debate re: Great Expectations (or listen to the segment) at NPR's website.
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