CREATIVE LICENCE: ARE LITERARY TEXTS SACRED?
If you see a theatre production of a classic play like Shakespeare or Arthur Miller's Death of A Salesman,do you want to see the production adhere to the original text?
Sydney's Belvoir Theatre was forced to reinstate the final scene of Arthur Miller's famed play after an anonymous tip-off to the US agent that handles the rights about changes made to the production.
Andrew Upton is the co-director of the Sydney Theatre Company and he says a work's literary quality is quite separate from its theatrical value. But playwright Patricia Cornelius disagrees. [Listen to the discussion on ABC Radio National]