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Animal Farm Treatment



Alice Nelson's modern adaptation of Animal Farm stems from the nostalgia of George Orwell's 1945 novella, while presenting some new and interesting takes on the perils of communism. Orwell originally wrote Animal Farm as a tool his children could use to understand different forms of political ideologies. Nelson takes some of Orwell's metaphors and explores them in her own interesting and sometimes silly way. While acting as every single animal on the farm, who has their own unique voice, Nelson documents the animal's defeat over farmer Jones and their rise to a "free" market system. Much like the novel, the characters develop "animalism," an ideology that puts the animals first and is supposed to work as a democracy. Unfortunately, with the pigs having the highest power under Napoleon's might, the Animal Farm soon starts benefitting the higher powers while leaving the serfs (sheep, horses, chickens) to the wayside. While utilizing a diverse crop of props like a projector, toy animal figurines, and a remote controlled truck, Nelson develops the teachings of Animal Farm while making it an easy to digest experience. Reviewed by Stephan Boissonneault.


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    I LOVED Animal Farm Treatment as much if not more than I loved Orwell’s book back in the day. Difference is, Nelson’s adaptation is FUNNY, active, theatrical, conveniently condensed, imaginative and a real display of natural zest & talent.
    Highly recommended!

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