Katie Mitchell: A Warning From History
Posted 27 February 2007 - 10:59 PM
Posted 28 February 2007 - 08:26 AM
Posted 28 February 2007 - 08:44 AM
As for the "inverted snob" comment - I don't think so. One of my favourite directors is Howard Davies who started in the same sort of monomaniacal style as KM (all those Brecht productions) but who developed into a director who could handle a whole range of material (including comedy).
Incidentally, did anyone see the KM production of "House of Bernarda Alba" ? Almost the perfect vehicle for her, I would have thought.
Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:23 AM
Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:49 AM
In what way?
Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:59 AM
Posted 28 February 2007 - 11:08 AM
Posted 28 February 2007 - 11:52 AM
100 a year might be a lot less than others on this board, granted, but given the strike rate I experience, so far in about 15 years of continuous theatre-going I don't have a sense of any sort of malaise and in fact generally find it very enriching and entertaining.
Posted 28 February 2007 - 01:01 PM
Maybe we expect too much of "young" writers. How about looking at middle-aged ones such as Frayn or Stoppard, Hampton, Hare, even the younger Marber? They aren't bad.
We should let our "young writers" develop away from the West End until they reach a greater maturity. It would be fairer on them and we might get some more grown-up theatre less tarnished by silly excess and political naivety.
Posted 28 February 2007 - 01:39 PM
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