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Duncan Wheeler

Duncan Wheeler

Duncan Wheeler is Professor and Chair of Spanish Studies at the University of Leeds. A published theatre translator, he is a Fellow of the Spanish Academy of Stage Arts. His latest book is Following Franco: Spanish Politics and Culture in Transition (Manchester University Press, 2020).

'The Cherry Orchard: A Chekhov for the ages' by Duncan Wheeler

ABR Arts 27 May 2024
Anxiety and agitation failing to translate into action as an exhausted and exhausting world faces an uncertain future – the contemporary relevance of The Cherry Orchard requires no special pleading. Retaining the characters and narrative trajectory of the play written by Anton Chekhov in 1903, Australian director Benedict Andrews employs music and contemporary diction in an ambitious production ... (read more)

'Hamnet: A stage adaptation of Maggie O’Farrell’s novel' by Duncan Wheeler

ABR Arts 09 May 2023
Written prior to the onset of Covid-19, Maggie O’Farrell’s novelistic reimagining of the life and death (in the plague) of Shakespeare’s son was presciently published at the end of March 2020, as the United Kingdom entered lockdown. Three years, and one and a half million sales, later, Hamnet is being made into a film. A stage adaption by Lolita Chakrabarti – whose makeover of Ang-Lee’s ... (read more)