The Winter’s Tale is a play of two very different halves. The first half, dour and serious, filled with darkness, jealousy and vengeance, and then the second half, lighter and happier, complete with peasants, dancing and dénouement. 526 more words
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The professional life of Dr Rosalind Franklin, an English chemist and X-Ray crystallographer. The play, here directed by Michael Grandage, focuses on her journey to discovering the makeup of DNA, her relationships with her fellow scientists, the battles she faced as a result of her gender, and her eventual death at the age of 37 as a result of ovarian cancer, supposedly caused by the radiation from her own apparatus. 649 more words
Review of A Damsel in Distress at Chichester. (reviewed at link) Take a 1919 P.G. Wodehouse novel, its 1928 adaptation into a stage play, add the George & Ira Gershwin songs for the 1938 Fred Astaire film … and re-invent it entirely for 2015, with Jeremy Sams doing the book.
Simon Odwin and Christopher Oram’s modern re-imagining of George Bernard Shaw’s MAN AND SUPERMAN in the Lyttleton at the National Theatre is masterful. This production explodes Shaw’s philosophical debate about marriage into an epic presentation within the mind. 167 more words