The Fall of Man
- Griselda Murray Brown
- 12 August 2009
This article is from 2009.
An affair between middle-aged, middle-class Peter and his children’s Slavic nanny is told with contemporary dialogue and passages from Paradise Lost recited as private thoughts. Milton’s long lines feel rushed and therefore unlike real-life musings, but powerful body language, unnerving music, and the clash of native and non-native idioms and priorities create loaded moments.
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