The Lehman Trilogy

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ISBN 9780571350308 Format Paperback
9780571350308
Paperback
Published 19/07/2018 Length 176 pages
176

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On a cold September morning in 1844, a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside, dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.

164 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses triggering the largest financial crisis in history.

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, Ben Power's English-language adaptation of Stefano Massini’s vast and poetic play The Lehman Trilogy premiered at the National Theatre, London, in July 2018.

On a cold September morning in 1844, a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside, dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.164 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses triggering the largest financial crisis in history.The story of a family and a company that changed the world, Ben Power's English-language adaptation of Stefano Massini’s vast and poetic play The Lehman Trilogy premiered at the National Theatre, London, in July 2018.
  • Adapted By: Ben Power

    Ben Power is a writer and dramaturg . From 2006-2010 he was an Associate Director of Headlong and from 2010 has been an Associate Director of the National Theatre. His plays include: A Tender Thing (RSC), Elephantom (adapted from Ross Collin's book, National Theatre, West End) Ibsen's Emperor & Galilean (Adaptation for the National Theatre), Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith), Paradise Lost (adaptation for Headlong, Northampton, Hackney Empire) and for Headlong with Rupert Goold Six Characters in Search of an Author (Headlong tour, West End, International Tour), and Faustus. Work for screen includes adaptations of Richard II and Henry V for BBC / NBC Universal as part of the Hollow Crown series. Richard II won the RTS Award for Best Single Drama.

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