Film

Les Miserables on Screeen

The semi-operatic film and stage versions of Victor Hugo’s massive novel Les Misérables, music and libretto by Claude Michel Schonberg and Alan Boubil, have become a virtual institution. Popular as it is, the recent movie has not replaced the theatrical stagings. The London production is still running and a new version is promised for Broadway in 2014. Forgotten for the moment are the great screen adaptations of Victor Hugo’s novel. The musical is indeed splendid. The original production by Trevor Nunn and John Caird included some extraordinary emblematic stagecraft that was probably influenced by the Royal Shakespeare Company’s attempts to…

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