Dan Rebellato, playwright and academic, explores Èmile Zola's enduring play Thérèse Raquin. Adapted from Zola's earlier novel of the same name, the play is widely considered a leading example of naturalism on stage.
Dan discusses the narrative changes required for the story's consumption by a theatre audience, Zola's controversial position as a member of the emergent class of intellectual critics, and what the play's key moments tell us about 19th-century French society.
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