26/02/2014 Putting Resurrection on Stage: The Stage Adaptation of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment

Chris Hannon
(Playwright and Novelist)

Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is one of the defining novels of the modern period. But is the story of a brutal murder by the student Raskolnikov an anticipation of secular existentialism or is it a modern version of the New Testament's narrative of death and resurrection? And how might such interpretative challenges bedealt with when adapting the novel for the stage? In today's seminar George Pattison discusses these questions with Chris Hannan, whose adaptation of Crime and Punishment was put on at the Glasgow Citizen's Theatre in 2013.

First published: 17 October 2014