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What I did this summer

Summer has officially been and gone, and almost as if on cue the leaves here in Stratford have started to redden and fall. A new cohort of students has arrived, and just three days into the term it feels as if they’ve always been here. The only...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 27 Sep 2017

Medea (Euripides/Rachel Cusk; dir. Rupert Goold), Almeida, London, October 2015

I should have hated this Medea. After all, I was massively annoyed by the National Theatre production last year, not just because of Ben Power’s pedestrian adaptation, but mostly because it reduced Medea from the status of a demigod to a woman frustrated...
From: dispositio on 24 Oct 2015

Medea (Euripides/Ben Power/Carrie Cracknell, National Theatre, London, August 2014)

This was the most disappointing piece of theatre I’ve seen at the NT in quite a few years. Almost as bad as Frankenstein, and without that show’s mildly worth-it first ten minutes. I don’t even know where to begin. For context, I should...
From: dispositio on 8 Aug 2014

Berlin, Day 4: Medea (Euripides / Thalheimer), Theatertreffen

The stage is completely empty. Completely, utterly empty. All the way to the iron curtain at the back. A huge, black and grey cavern lined with grids, ropes, and other mechanical elements. This is the emptiest, most openly empty stage I’ve seen...
From: dispositio on 5 May 2013

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