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Heartbreak House – Union Theatre, London

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Phil Willmot Reviewer: Richard Maguire Towards the end of his life, and frustrated with the slowness of social reform, Bernard Shaw called for a dictatorship to be established in Britain. A dictator, Shaw reasoned, would get things done, and rekindle the desire for Socialism. Although Heartbreak House, currently playing at the Union Theatre, was written ...

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Emilia Galotti – The Space Theatre, London

Man in Regency wig

Writer: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Director: Mark Ewbank Reviewer: Jon Wainwright   The Prince has a crush. The object of his infatuation is Emilia Galotti. He met her at some dull function and now he can't stop thinking about her, though he seems powerless and incapable of doing anything about it. It's not clear why he hasn't tried to meet her ...

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Emilia Galotti – Barons Court Theatre, London

Writer: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Director: Dr Mark Ewbank Reviewer: Stephen Bates Abuses of power, taking advantage of wealth, position or celebrity, are not a new phenomenon and their examination here give this 1772 play, by the German writer Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, particular topical relevance. The play concerns The Prince of Guastalla, the overlord of a region in Italy who becomes ...

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