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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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Medea – Bristol Old Vic

Four woman reaching towards a fifth at their centre

Writer: Euripides Translator: Robin Robertson Writer (Modern Story): Chino Odimba Director: George Mann Of the many interpretations of the classical Greek myth of Medea, only Euripides’ version has survived in full. A woman driven to extremes, delivering the ultimate act of vengeance on the man who betrayed her for another, and consequently demonised as an unnatural she-devil. George Mann, director ...

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King Lear – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tom Morris Reviewer:Claire Hayes There may have been a glut of King Lears already in Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary year, but never has one felt more apposite in its post-Brexit timing than this production from Bristol Old Vic. Timothy West takes on the role of a leader brought down and driven mad by his own actions, bequeathing ...

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Swallow – Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Stef Smith Director: Chloe Masterton Reviewer: Kris Hallett   A person (Hannah Bristow) in checked shirt and leather jacket slicks back their hair, draws a beard on their mirror and puts a sock down their front and begins the first day of being Sam, not Samantha. Rebecca (Lucy Bromilow) is left by her partner, throws glass at the wall, ...

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The Trojan Women – Bristol Old Vic Studio

Writer: Euripides (adapted by Brendan Kennelly) Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Joan Phillips   Before the lights go down the sparse, grey, barren set of Bristol Old Vic Studio, already scattered with the bodies of the fallen heroes of the Trojan War, gives an immediate sense of foreboding in Sally Cookson’s The Trojan Women. The queens and daughters of the slaughtered ...

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