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Farcical melodrama provides a laugh a minute

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Fed up with TV soaps or melodramatic plays? Not so fast. The New Theatre Society's Monrak Klong San Saeb (The Love Spell Of San Saen Canal) is giving a new life to done-to-death stories that _ like it or not _ have become embedded as national treasures. 

Actors in the colourfully soapy play Monrak Klong San Saeb.

Directed and originally penned by Parnrut Kritchanchai, the comedy shows that with a different art direction, familiar situations and same-old complications can still turn on Thai audiences. Kids and adults filled the packed theatre with laughter as they were diverted by a semi-farcical presentation of the Thai-style melodrama, inspired by a short play by August von Kotzebue's Blind Geladen, or How To Die For Love.

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