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The Turn of the Screw

Britten’s The Turn of the Screw was premiered as long ago as 1954, his first project after the relative failure of his coronation opera ‘Gloriana’. Bu...
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The Diana Tapes

The Diana Tapes provides an intimate picture of her attempt to tell her own story through a book. It is a respectful yet critical approach of telling ...
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Misanthrope

David Furlong’s adaptation of Misanthrope takes place at the heart of a modern TV newsroom, turning Molière’s critique of 17th century French society ...
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La Traviata

With their new production of Verdi’s seminal middle period work La Traviata, this summer’s Longborough Opera Festival has created one of the most inte...
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As You Like It

Shakespeare in the Squares’ As You Like It provides a wonderfully entertaining evening. The production is touring London’s green spaces, and the leafy...
Cyprus Avenue The Public Theater, New York City
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Cyprus Avenue

Some advice for the audiences of the Public Theater’s Cyprus Avenue: brace yourself. Within the first minutes, you’ll get a taste of how easily this s...
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Police Cops and Police Cops in Space!

"Promise me you'll grow up to be the Best. Damned. Police Cop. EVER." So hinges these two one-hour performance pieces by the trio billed as The Preten...
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La Boheme

More than a century after it was first premiered in 1896, La Bohème remains a timeless ode to love. Written by Giacomo Puccini who was crowned by musi...
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Macbeth

Harry Kupfer’s new production of Macbeth at Berlin’s Staatsoper opens with a digital backdrop of a smoking landscape unsettled by occasional explosion...
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Hairspray

The 2014 production of Hairspray directed by Paul Kerryson is touring the country again. Extremely polished, remarkable for its emotional sincerity an...