New Stage Adaptation from Laurent Seksik

French novelist Laurent Seksik, who delivered the 3rd Biennial Zweig Lecture at Fredonia in Fall 2014, has completed a stage adaptation of Zweig’s autobiography Die Welt von Gestern (1941; translated into English as The World of Yesterday, 1943) to be premiered at the Théâtre des Mathurins in Paris on March 17, 2016.

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Laurent Seksik in Paris on September 2, 2015. (AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET)

Seksik is the author of the internationally bestselling novel Les derniers jours de Stefan Zweig (2010; translated into English as The Last Days, 2013), which was adapted into both a theatre play and a graphic novel. A staged reading of the theatre play, directed by Fredonia Theatre and Dance faculty member Jessica Hillman and translated by English faculty member Birger Vanwesenbeeck, was performed on the Fredonia campus in October 2014.


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