Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:30 PM
With new plays such as The Last of the Haussmans and Jumpy being about former hippies and generational divides along with Children's Children and Love Love Love having similar themes, is there a theme/ motif in new writing about age gaps or perhaps even anarchy and a resentment to the establishment? The new revival of What the Butler Saw would also confirm this hunger for some sort of anti-establishment theme?
Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:57 AM
Caryl Churchill has always been highly original, in form, theme and spirit, and I'm really eager to experience her new piece Love and Information at the Royal Court Theatre in September.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:39 AM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:09 AM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:11 AM
Yes, I saw it the weekend Dale Farm was cleared out and remember thinking about the contrast. If only the residents had got the Royal Court on their side. See also the 'anti-capitalism' of We Will Rock You.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:24 PM
But one of the things that impressed me about Antigone when I recently saw it was the fact that both sides of the political argument get an intelligent airing. Creon (establishment) certainly makes his points and makes them well as does Antigone (anti-establishment). Perhaps this sort of thing went out with the Greeks.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:44 PM
Not me.....got up before dawn, slogged down to London on cheap coach, queued in the cold for hours for £10 ticket. Front row seats and street cred intact. I kept the chilled prosecco for another day......and did buy £60 stalls tickets when it came around again!
Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:46 PM
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