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Inua Ellams on Three Sisters, Noah Baumbach on Marriage Story, Art goes Bananas

Inua Ellams on his new version of Chekhov's Three Sisters and Noah Baumbach on his award-winning film about divorce, Marriage Story. Plus why the art world is going bananas.

Inua Ellams, writer of the hit play Barber Shop Chronicles, has transposed Chekhov's Three Sisters to 1960s Nigeria, on the brink of the Biafran Civil War. His new version of Three Sisters is at London's National Theatre.

Two bananas taped to a wall with duct tape have just been sold for $120,000 each at the Art Basel fair in Miami. These works of art were created by Maurizio Cattelan, whose 18 carat gold toilet was stolen from Blenheim Palace recently. So has the artworld gone bananas? Art critic Louisa Buck gives her view.

Marriage Story, which stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as a divorcing couple, has just swept the board at the Gotham Awards and is a frontrunner for BAFTAs and Oscars. As it is released onto Netflix, Stig talks to writer-director Noah Baumbach.

Presenter Stig Abell
Producer Timothy Prosser

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Innua Ellams on Three Sisters

Innua Ellams on Three Sisters

Three Sisters is at The Lyttleton, National Theatre, London until 19 February 2020.

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Main image above: actors Sarah Niles, Natalie Simpson and Rachael Ofori in Three Sisters

Image credit: National Theatre

Image to the left: Innua Ellams (Right) with Stig Abell in the Front Row studio

Noah Baumbach on Marriage Story

Noah Baumbach on Marriage Story

Marriage Story is now available to stream from Netflix.

 

Image: Scarlett Johansson (Left) and Adam Driver in Marriage Story

Image credit: Netflix

 

Art goes Bananas

Art goes Bananas

Image: Comedian

Image credit: Photo: Zano Zotti

(c) Courtesy Maurizio Cattelan and Perrotin

 

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