Dora and Nora Chance would be the illegitimate twin brothers of a few of the fantastic Shakespearean actors, Sir Melchior Hazard, whose twin brother Peregrine is thought to be dead. Since Dora and Nora celebrate their 75th birthday near the end of this 20th century, Melchior is going to flip 100 (and maybe Peregrine too…). Wise Children by Angela Carter: Novel and Theatre Review

I went to see ‘Wise Children’ at the Old Vic theatre in Waterloo last week after Rebecca of bookishbeck won a pair of tickets and very kindly offered her spare one to me. I also managed to track down a copy of the book from the library and read it this week. ‘Wise Children’ is Angela Carter’s final novel published in 1991 a year before her death and the stage adaptation is Emma Rice’s first project with her new theatre company (also called Wise Children) since leaving her role as artistic director at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2016.

Dora and Nora Chance are the illegitimate twin daughters of one of the great Shakespearean actors, Sir Melchior Hazard, whose twin brother Peregrine is believed to be dead. As Dora and Nora celebrate their 75th birthday towards the end of the 20th century, Melchior is about to turn 100 (and possibly Peregrine too…).

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