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Egil – Bike Shed, Exeter

Writer: Peter Oswald Director: Howard Gayton Reviewer: Ben Miller-Jarvest Warrior, berserker, grieving father, carouser, irascible old man, inspired poet;  these are roles that Egil Skallagrimsson, Viking poet of Iceland, played throughout his life, and, in portraying Egil, as well as narrating his story, writer/actor Peter Oswald inhabits them all. The performance contains three episodes in Egil’s life and each shows ...

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Mary Stuart – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Friedrich Schiller, adapted by Peter Oswald Director: Hedda Bird Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Schiller’s Mary Stuart is a notably multifaceted play. With its (highly, highly dramatized) polarisation of the two 16th-century monarchs, Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, it draws a lucid thread through a host of thought-provoking issues then pins them to the wall of quasi-history with a ...

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Lucifer Saved – Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Peter Oswald Director: Ray Shell Reviewer: Jon Wainwright The director describes Peter Oswald’s verse play as “intriguing, majestic, magical, beautiful” and, in parts, this London premiere of a new version of the play does live up to every one of these adjectives. It is also overwrought, overlong and overegged: a slender story, barely more than a sketch, relying on ...

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Short Shrifts – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Peter Oswald Director: Priscilla Be Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating: 2.5] As a writer, Peter Oswald has tackled subjects of an epic nature. Gods, monarchs, lovers and tyrants have all been subjects of his work that have been produced on an international scale. With Short Shrifts Oswald has taken a more domestic approach producing twelve short plays that deal with ...

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