Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Jeremy Irons' Embers

Jeremy Irons will return to the London stage to star in a theatre production of Sandor Marai's Embers. This is his first play in London in 20 years, and he'll be portraying The General, who meets his friend Konrad again for the first time in many decades (coincidence?).

The stage adaptation is by British playwright Christopher Hampton, who seems to have built a career on stage adaptations, and directed by Australian Michael Blakemore.

With only two Sandor Marai novels published in English, the world's top English actors are lining up to portray Marai's characters (see Patrick Stewart and Sean Connery, below) . What will happen when we get more of his oeuvre in print?


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