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The killing of a play in the digital domain

Theatre content tends to falter on small screens, unless it has been drastically overhauled for the medium

Theatricality translates both beautifully and terribly onto the small screen.

I thought about this recently after binge-watching Criminal on Netflix. For some reason, my Netflix account opened with season two rather than season one. But it was a serendipitous beginning because the guest star was the incomparable Sophie Okonedo.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 29, 2020, with the headline 'The killing of a play in the digital domain'. Print Edition | Subscribe