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#1 Pharaoh's number 2

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:32 AM

The Doll's House (with Hattie Morahan) returns, for 3 weeks only. Well worth a look.

Joe Wright makes his second foray into theatre, straight after Trelawny of the Wells at the Donmar, with A Season in the Congo starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. Latecomer will be happy! ;)

Richard Jones directs Ibsen's Public Enemy

They're the main ones, what do we think?



#2 xanderl

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:47 AM

Sounds like a good lineup.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:04 AM

Announced a few weeks ago, though some may have missed it, there's also Feast directed by Rufus Norris. Written by 5 playwrights, it's an exploration of the Yoruba culture. A co-production with the Royal Court.



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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:40 PM

View PostPharaoh, on 18 October 2012 - 08:32 AM, said:


Richard Jones directs Ibsen's Public Enemy


Richard Jones is a really poor director - far too heavy-handed and everything he directs looks exactly the same  - so this looks like a totally inappropriate play for him to tackle - I assume it will be one of the Young Vic's radical updating/reinterpretation efforts.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:09 PM

I assume Public Enemy is what everyone in the English-speaking world calls An Enemy of the People? Are they setting it in 1920s Chicago?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:03 PM

View Postarmadillo, on 18 October 2012 - 01:09 PM, said:

I assume Public Enemy is what everyone in the English-speaking world calls An Enemy of the People? Are they setting it in 1920s Chicago?

It seems the Penguin edition calls it A Public Enemy but your explanation is more likely to be correct (with an Australian adapter of course as per current best-practice when carving up Ibsen and Chekov).

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:12 PM

Public Enemy? Don't believe the hype.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:29 PM

From the website it looks modern dress but no indication of the setting. The other main house show announced is American Lulu.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:31 PM

View PostDuncan, on 18 October 2012 - 02:12 PM, said:

Public Enemy? Don't believe the hype.

Well, Ibsen was an NWA (Norwegian With Attitude)
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:43 PM

The American Lulu part of the press release makes reference to the Alban Berg opera and not the Frank Wedekind play.  Presumably this will this be an operatic presentation then?
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