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When Patrick met Zoë

By Brian Semple  

What does an established playwright do when he hasn’t written a new play in a decade? “Plunder” and “violate” the work of a widely acclaimed novellist, apparently, according to John Nathan’s exclusive interview with Zoë Heller and Patrick Marber in this month’s Prospect.

The conversation takes in the painful process of turning Heller’s bestselling novel, Notes on a Scandal, into the award-winning film for which Marber wrote the screenplay, as well as plans for Marber’s film adaption…

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