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...Britain is in crisis. Alienated, insular and on the brink of disaster. Can it be saved? An ineffectual Queen Cymbeline rules over a divided dystopian Britain. Consumed with grief at the death of two of her children, Cymbeline’s judgement...
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...Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home...
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...Power, betrayal, justice. Phyllida Lloyd directs a cast including Harriet Walter in Shakespeare’s great political drama, part of the Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Shakespeare Trilogy. Set in the present-day in the world of a women’s prison,...
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...Age recommendation: 12+ This Bridge Theatre production was recorded through National Theatre Live on 22nd March, 2018. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat...
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...A journey through Shakespeare's most notorious villians and unlikely heroes with Steven Berkoff as your informed and entertaining guide...
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...Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice...
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...Age recommendation: 15+ (very strong language and sexual references) This Young Vic production was recorded through National Theatre Live on 31st August, 2017. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have...
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...King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgment, believing...

Exodus, Ἔξοδος: In search of a contemporary catharsis

Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy : Auteurship and Directorial Visions

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Greek tragedy has helped shape our understanding of life, trauma, violence, war, life and death. It is the ‘mother’ of many contemporary theatrical narratives and it still manages to inform, educate, entertain, engage, shock and transform...
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...The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, to give it its full title, by Christopher Marlowe, was first published in 1604, at least twelve years after its first performance, although the basic story of the play is much older.Having decided he...