Magazine article Screen International

Welles Diggers

Magazine article Screen International

Welles Diggers

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Brian Cox has signed on to a performance of Orson Welles' unmade screenplay Heart of Darkness.

It's a cause for celebration for Orson Welles fans -- and Joseph Conrad fans. Artist Fiona Banner is presenting the first performance of Welles' screenplay based on Conrad's classic Heart Of Darkness.

Brian Cox will play all the parts in the special reading, planned for March 31 from 5:30 pm. The reading will be streamed live at www.aroomforlondon.co.uk (and available there through June 30) and also projected onto a screen in the Southbank Centre's Purcell Room (free admittance).

Welles had adapted the story in the late 1930s and planned to play the roles of narrator Marlow and Kurtz. RKO decided not to make the film because it was too expensive and too political (Kurtz could be seen as a Hitler-like figure), so Welles made his debut with Citizen Kane instead. …

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