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CFP Reception and Performance of Classical Drama in Early Modern England

Wouldn’t normally post CFPs here, but a friend of mine is organising an exciting conference at the University of Exeter in June on the performance and reception of classical drama in early modern England.  Details can be found here: 
From: Tympan and Frisket on 12 Mar 2014

Stratford Festival 2013, Day 2: Maria Stuart (Schiller / Cimolino)

I am very glad to say that the Stratford production of Maria Stuart, directed by Antoni Cimolino, is quite, quite excellent. I do go on about how much our theatre lacks stagings of Schiller and other underperformed classics, after all, and I wasn’t...
From: dispositio on 18 Aug 2013

Berlin, Day 9: Kabale und Liebe (Schiller / Peymann), Berliner Ensemble

German stagings of classics are often exciting because they draw attention to the challenges as well as the necessity of playing works of the past — they find an enormous source of energy in the friction between old and new rather than papering...
From: dispositio on 12 May 2013

Berlin, Day 1: Don Juan (Moliere/Pollesch), Volksbühne

Off the plane, into a theatre: and how. The Volksbühne, perhaps the most iconoclastic of Berlin’s publicly funded theatres, launched a three-part Moliere project this year. Of the three productions, one (The Miser, directed by Frank Castorf) is...
From: dispositio on 2 May 2013

A whole lot of theatre excitement

A shamelessly self-indulgent post — I have a very exciting May in Berlin ahead of me. Here’s the itinerary, with lots of links to trailers (almost all the links are in English): May 1: Don Juan (Moliere/Rene Pollesch) – Volksbuehne Part...
From: dispositio on 7 Apr 2013

Lear Alive

Oy. It’s been a while. A stupendously busy January, a long February, ten days in bed with the plague (or else a flu I caught in the UK). Sorry, reader. But I am back with happy news: there IS exciting classical theatre in Canada after all. I have...
From: dispositio on 8 Mar 2013

Toronto Theatre: A Response to Jacob Zimmer

Before I respond to Jacob Zimmer’s thoughtful and generous comments on my “5 Points of Contention,” I first have to give him, or rather his company, Small Wooden Shoe, massive kudos for staging a reading of, would you believe it, Kleist’s...
From: dispositio on 22 Aug 2012

Toronto Theatre: Responses, Part 1

I was a little overwhelmed by the response to my “Five Points of Contention” post. Despite its relentlessly local focus, it quickly saw almost as many hits as my less-than-jolly review of Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous and my attack on...
From: dispositio on 18 Aug 2012

Toronto Theatre: Five Points of Contention

Toronto is a great theatre city. All year long, a wonderful variety of performances are on offer here, from commercial, production-values-driven Mirvish musicals to the fantastic range of shows staged essentially for free and driven by little more than...
From: dispositio on 13 Aug 2012

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