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Translations – National Theatre, London

Writer: Brian Friel Director: Ian Rickson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman In the latest episode of his podcast Lexicon Valley, linguistics professor John McWhorter considers what it may take for one language to become universal. Dismissing both Mandarin Chinese and Esperanto’s prospects – the former relying too much on intonation of the same vowel sounds to form completely different words, the latter ...

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Dublin Theatre Festival Preview – Highlights

The Dublin Theatre Festival returns in 2014 to present 18 days of wondrous theatre, comedy, dance, performance, and so much more from national and international contexts. Returning for its 57th season and filled to the brim with stimulating artists, it is surely not to be missed. The 2014 dates run from the 25th of September to the 12th of October ...

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The Night Alive – Donmar Warehouse, London

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Conor McPherson Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [rating:4] Hot on the heels of Josie Rourke’s hugely successful revival of Conor McPherson’s The Weir, McPherson directs the world premiere of his newest work ‘The Night Alive’. The action takes place in the cluttered and grotty bedsit of Tommy, played with a compelling balance of dishonesty and charisma by Ciaran ...

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