Hard Times: For These Times

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Northwestern University Press, Jun 25, 2003 - Drama - 135 pages
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The highly acclaimed adaptation of Dickens's classic novel--a 2001 Jeff Award Winner!

The citizens of Charles Dickens's Coketown have moved readers for over a century. Now, Heidi Stillman's stunning adaptation brings these iconic characters to life on the stage, revealing the universality of their hopes and suffering in their times and in ours. The world premiere of Hard Times was presented by the Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago in 2001. The Play won five Joseph Jefferson Awards, for best production of a play, best director, best adaptation, best choreography, and best lighting design.

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Heidi Stillman is a writer, director, and ensemble member of the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago. Her adaptation credits include the Jeff-nominated The Baron in the Trees (with Larry DiStasi) and The Master and Margarita. She also performed in the acclaimed New York production of Metamorphoses and served as artistic director for Lookingglass from 1997 to 2000.

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