How Much George Abbott Is Left in Boys From Syracuse? Not Much, Says Silver

News   How Much George Abbott Is Left in Boys From Syracuse? Not Much, Says Silver The playwright Nicky Silver told Playbill On-Line his new libretto for the Roundabout Theatre Company's The Boys From Syracuse doesn't leave much of George Abbott's original 1938 book intact.

The playwright Nicky Silver told Playbill On-Line his new libretto for the Roundabout Theatre Company's The Boys From Syracuse doesn't leave much of George Abbott's original 1938 book intact.

"Actual text, there are four lines of George Abbott," Silver said in the Brief Encounter interview appearing on PBOL Aug. 20 26. "The structure is ostensibly unchanged, because the structure was from The Comedy of Errors. I basically reduced his book to outline, saw what was keepable and didn't look back..."

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