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The Oresteia – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Aeschylus Adaptor: Ted Hughes Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Dave Cunningham If you’re a theatregoer there are certain types of play that you feel obliged to experience. As the Greeks pretty much introduced theatre to the western world their tragedies are high on the list; but this doesn't make them easy to watch. Aeschylus’ The Oresteia, with themes including the ...

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The Good Person Of Sichuan – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Bertolt Brecht Translator: Michael Hofmann Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:3]   Brecht's play, written in exile during the war years, is intended as a parable, an epic theatre exploration of morality and society. Can we be wholly good in an imperfect world? The story is set in Sichuan province, where three Enlightened Ones come down to earth ...

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Propeller’s Twelfth Night – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: William Shakespeare Text Adaptation: Edward Hall and Roger Warren Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Nathanael Kent [rating:3] Propeller’s all-male casting adds an interesting dimension to Twelfth Night. In Joseph Chance’s Viola, we have a man playing a woman disguised as a man, namely Cesario. And, like The Taming of the Shrew, with which this production runs in repertory, disguise is ...

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Propeller: Twelfth Night – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:5] Propeller is an all male Shakespeare company that for 15 years has been bringing an investigative approach to the text mixed with a modern physical aesthetic. Director Edward Hall rejects the notion that Propeller make Shakespeare accessible as if the plays need ‘dumbing down’ to make them comprehensible to modern ...

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Twelfth Night – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: William Shakespeare (adapted by Edward Hall &Roger Warren) Director: Edward Hall Reviewer : Joan Phillips [Rating:3.5] Twelfth Night is the second of this season’s Shakespeare adaptations from the Propeller Theatre Company running alongside The Taming of the Shrew. This play was originally written to celebrate the twelfth night after Christmas which, prior to Shakespeare’s time, was a day of ...

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Twelfth Night – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Author: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:5] A capacity audience filled the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre for the Propeller Company’s production of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’. Judging from the age of ninety per cent of those present the play is one of this year’s examination texts. The whole building was alive with buzzing conversations and laughter. Discussions were held ...

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