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Es Devlin explains how she brought the Lehman Brothers tragedy to the stage for 'The Lehman Trilogy' - the sold out play transferring to New York in 2019

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Photography: Mark Douet
Exactly 10 years ago, Lehman Brothers collapsed into administration. It was the biggest bankruptcy in the history of the United States and the defining event of the financial crisis, which ravaged the global economy between 2007 and 2009. As the anniversary of the collapse arrives, a new production of The Lehman Trilogy - a play about the bank's 150-year history - is being staged in London. Wallpaper* spoke to set director Es Devlin about her "revolving masterpiece." The interview has been reproduced in full below.
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The Treasury Secretary's hectic schedule after Lehman Brothers' collapse illustrates the chaos of the financial crisis

The Treasury Secretary's hectic schedule after Lehman Brothers' collapse illustrates the chaos of the financial crisis

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Saturday marks exactly 10 years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the biggest bankruptcy in the history of the United States, and the defining event of the financial crisis.
The days after Lehman's collapse were a frantic scramble to prevent the collapse of the whole financial system.
At the heart of that scramble was Henry "Hank" Paulson, the then-US Treasury Secretary.
An extract from Paulson's calendar two days after Lehman's collapse so just how hectic things were.
Paulson had 42 calls or meetings between 7.00 a.m. and 1.20 p.m. on September 17, 2008.
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