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Re-framing the Scorned Woman. Medea Old Vic Interview.

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (1)

The Bristol Old Vic's production of Medea, performed by an all female cast, interwines the life of a contamporary divorcee with the text of Robin Robertson's adaptation of the Euripidean classic.


Chino Odimba's text focuses on the injustice experienced by wives who sacrifice their careers to raise children, while their husbands are able to move on in a divorce, with their careers and future still secure.


Odimba is careful to present Maddy (our modern Medea)...

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Othello - Tobacco Factory Theatre - Review

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)



The latest Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory production of Othello feels discomfortingly relevant.

Othello, the Moor of Venice, a convert to Christianity, attempts to restore order and peace to those around him, yet is manipulated by the fateful hand of Iago. Othello is not a man who would conceive of murder. Yet, Iago's corruption of his ethics is intricately woven into him through realis...

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Jane Eyre & Wuthering Heights -Butterfly Psyche -Review

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)
Wuthering Heights



Adaptations are a contentious issue. The writer of an adaptation faces an array of dilemmas: How can he/she tell this story without alienating those who have not read the original? How can he/she tell this story from a new perspective? And (most pertin...

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Sleeping Beauty Review - The Old Vic

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

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Sally Cookson’s production of Sleeping Beauty at the Bristol Old Vic intertwines the story of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ with traditional Welsh Folk Tale ‘The Leaves that Hung but Never Grew’, offering a fresh perspective on life after ‘the kiss’. Cookson has chosen to reverse ...

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