– Hannah is rapidly becoming one of my favorite bloggers. This is a review of a stage production of Lewis’ The Great Divorce. It’s a nice piece for a writing-centered blog because it concerns the work of a well-known author, and it is a good example for anyone who wants to know how to write a short review of a book adaptation.
I’m a huge C.S. Lewis fan, and I’ve loved Max McLean’s stage productions of his stuff. I’ve driven three hours each way to Atlanta to see his The Screwtape Letters – twice. Tickets to The Great Divorce were part of a Christmas present from my mom and I’ve been looking forward to it for literal years, since Max announced the project. Luckily I didn’t have to go all the way to Atlanta this time!
If you’re not familiar with the novel, it’s about people from hell visiting the outskirts of heaven. The thesis, or at least one of them, is that those in hell are there by choice. Those in heaven try to convince them to stay, but they refuse, for one reason or another. (Start looking into this and you open a huge can of worms, but it’s an interesting topic. You might start with this interview in…
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