"Our culture may be defined by the soundbite and the text message but it seems we like our books, films and plays to be of epic proportions."
British playwright Mark Ravenhill blogs about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and observations about the recently announced revival of Nicholas Nickleby, originally produced in 1980. (The grandfather of the contemporary epics. Leading the way for The Kentucky Cycle, Angels in America and, even, The Coast of Utopia.)
Would you sit through a six-hour play?