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Mar. 4th, 2017

2017/08: The Marlowe Papers -- Ros Barber
'All those who love not tobacco and booze are fools.' 'Tobacco and boys?' Nashe laughed. He was half deaf,
the close ear dull. 'Dear post, tobacco and booze!
But boys go just as well with sweet Virginia
pressed into a pipe.'
            Misheard, offstage,
the quote that would define me for an age. [loc. 1816]

WARNING: IAMBIC PENTAMETER )
Links point to other people's reviews ..

03FEB17: Antigone (Sophocles) -- Shaw Theatre, London
The UCL Greek play: thanks to Tony K for organising!

Read more... )
A visually stunning production, simple and well-lit. Nice translation, too: 'Could some god have done this?' 'Oh, shut up.'

09FEB17: Prometheus Bound (Aeschylus) -- Greenwood Theatre, London
The KCL Greek play, performed in Ancient Greek with (somewhat delayed) surtitles.
In which Prometheus is bound, but unaccountably not gagged. Read more... )
The staging was effective, but I was never quite sure why Prometheus had been chained in a jungle (as indicated by trailing vines and overloud birdsong): and most of the performance felt like a reading rather than a play. It lacked passion: or perhaps it just lacked plot.

11FEB17: Edward II (Marlowe) -- Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Read more... )

An absolutely awesome production: I hope to see at least some of these actors in the West End in a few years' time, and I expect this to be in my top 5 theatrical performances for the year.

(Oh, another review I liked.)

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