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Waste (National Theatre) Review

Sex, scandal, politics – no it’s not a Tory convention, it’s the National Theatre’s revival of Harley Granville Barker’s Waste.

Originally written in 1907, then reworked in the 20s, … 408 more words


Waste: a political tragedy at the National Theatre

Sex, sleaze, suicide – today’s trailer is brought to you by the letter ‘S’.

Harley Granville Barker‘s play Waste is one of those classic ‘banned’ plays with the allure of controversial mystique. 97 more words


Richard II - Globe, review

Review of Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe, with Charles Edwards as Richard II, with added notes “in defence of The Globe” at the end!


Richard II

I love The Globe. I love its atmosphere, being in the open air, the live music and the interaction between performers and groundlings. I’m happy to report this season’s… 526 more words

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Charles Edwards excels as King Richard, whose divine royalty faces iron-willed rebellion.

Amid a cascade of gold confetti, director Simon Godwin opens this production of Richard II with a coronation scene which provides a glittering reminder that this king was a mere boy when he ascended the throne. 460 more words


Drawing: The King's Speech

Before it reached the big screen, The King’s Speech was a play. At its heart is the relationship between the stuttering King George VI and the Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue’s treatment to correct the English Royal’s debilitating impediment. 206 more words