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The Color Purple: The Musical

Posted in Theater on 04 January 09 by Felicis

The story behind The Color Purple is tragic, even though the show ends on a high note, it starts with the incestuous rape of a 14 year old girl.  Oh, we don’t see it, but we know it’s there soon enough.  I’ve yet to read the book.  I have seen the movie – though years ago, and I notice that as one moves a story from book to screen to musical, the details are removed.  Like an aging memory the story becomes simpler and the details more from our imagination than provided by author or screenplay.

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