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Fontane’s classic work, first published as a serial novel in 1894, was specially adapted to be performed on the Maxim Gorki Theatre’s "online Facebook stage" on Monday.

The play used status updates, photo uploads and wall postings from characters to relate protagonist Effi Briest’s descent into disrepute.

"We were really pleased to try something new and innovative, and have learned a lot about how we can use the internet for our productions," a spokeswoman for the theatre told Reuters.

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