How Does An Adapter Cram An Epic Novel Onto A Stage?
"Mike Poulton, the man charged with condensing [Hilary Mantel's] Wolf Hall
and Bring Up the Bodies
for the Royal Shakespeare Company" and "Geoffrey Beevers, [who] has hacked George Eliot's Middlemarch
(904 pages) into a trilogy for the Orange Tree theatre in London", try to explain.
The Guardian (UK) 12/03/13