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Kenneth Branagh Does The Credit Crunch

CREDIT Crunch news of the day: Kenneth Branagh’s play for today…

The play was an early one and is generally seen as a poor relative of the four classics of Chekhov’s too brief maturity. But it has acquired striking topicality on two counts. First, it deals with debt, and with relationships dominated by economic circumstance. Debtor and creditor are unable to engage in social or emotional transactions without the paralysing effects of unreturned money. This is credit-crunch Chekhov.

A decent ticket for Ivanov at London’s Wyndham theatre costs a credit-crunch busting £32.50, plus £1.50 booking fee…

Posted: 16th, September 2008 | In: Celebrities, Money | Comments (9)