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22 Dec 2012
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CREATIVE LICENCE: ARE LITERARY TEXTS SACRED?  

If you see a theatre production of a classic play like Shakespeare or Arthur Miller's Death of A Salesman,do you want to see the production adhere to the original text?

Sydney's Belvoir Theatre was forced to reinstate the final scene of Arthur Miller's famed play after an anonymous tip-off to the US agent that handles the rights about changes made to the production. 

Andrew Upton is the co-director of the Sydney Theatre Company and he says a work's literary quality is quite separate from its theatrical value. But playwright Patricia Cornelius disagrees. [Listen to the discussion on ABC Radio National]

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