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Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels Are Coming to the Stage

Coming on the heels of the New York Review of Books’ attempted unveiling of the pseudonymous writer Elena Ferrante, a new stage adaptation of the novelist’s most beloved works has been confirmed. The Rose Theatre Kingston announced on Monday that My Brilliant Friend, a two-part play based on Ferrante’s four Neapolitan novels, will begin previews in London on Feb. 25. Taking its name from the first book in Ferrante’s series, My Brilliant Friend covers the events of all four installments, each of which chronicle the passionate, sometimes tense friendship between two women as they grow up together in Naples, Italy.
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