The Tempest by the Royal Shakespeare Company 2016. Photo Topher McGrillis © RSC
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The Tempest

After a successful run in Stratford, Gregory Doran’s staging of The Tempest now graces the stage of the Barbican, in all of its whimsical and mystic...
Ex MachinaRobert Lepage, 887 , Robert Lepage, image credit Eric Labbé
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887

A largely autobiographical piece is easy enough to turn out either boastful and boring or reproachful and equally boring, and yet Robert Lepage’s 88...
BarbicanToneelgroep Amsterdam, Obsession, image credit Jan Versweyveld
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Obsession

Obsession is an early example of Italian neorealist film: a mid twentieth century genre that concentrated on the dispossessed - typically the homeless...
The Winter’s Tale A Cheek and Jowl Production Photo Johan Persson
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The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s latest and strangest plays. It’s a mish-mash of genres, with passages of verse that showcase Shakespea...
Roman Tragedies by Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Barbican Centre. Photo Jan Versweyveld
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Roman Tragedies

Ivo van Hove’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra is a total theatre experience. The Flemish director ...
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Richard III

Thomas Ostermeier blatantly revealed in a 2015 interview with Joseph Pearson that with his adaptation of Richard III he wanted to celebrate evil on st...
Euripides Laskaridis - Relic
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Relic

Relic from the Latin “relinquere,” which means “whatever is left behind”; a proof of existence – creative or destructive, soothing or trauma...