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As You Like It, Rst, Stratford-Upon-Avon

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#1 Beth

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:29 PM

Maria Eberg as a director - good, bad, indifferent, wacky?

I'm giving it a go anyway - promo code 9529 gives you £15 tickets between Saturday 20th and Wednesday 24th April (good seats left on the Tues and Weds evenings).

#2 David J

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:07 PM

King John was certainly wacky at times. It was a flawed production, but it had character and was one of my favourite productions from last year.

I am certainly looking forward to seeing As You Like It, especially Pippa Nixon and Alex Waldmann
My reviews can also be found at "A Night at the Theatre"

http://www.anightatthetheatre.co.uk/

#3 Pharaoh's number 2

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

I missed King John (sadly), but am considering seeing this. Looks to be set at a music festival- Glastonbury type. Will hang on for reviews before I plan a trip to Stratford though. Would also like to see the WW2 set (I think) All's Well, though that is directed by Nancy Meckler.....



#4 Epicoene

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:12 PM

View PostBeth, on 05 April 2013 - 08:29 PM, said:

Maria Eberg as a director - good, bad, indifferent, wacky?

Old-fashioned really, the sort of meta-theatrical stuff Adrian Noble used to do in the 1980s. King John was mildly entertaining but she didn't illuminate the text much.

#5 simon from oxford

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

King John was one of my theatrical highlights of the year - it was bold, daring and constantly entertaining.  It might not have illuminated the text - but it worked as a piece for me.

With Pippa Nixon and Alex Waldmann, she is working with the two strongest members of the current RSC young generation - I hope they can work together again as well as they did on King John.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:56 PM

We're going to the first preview on Friday, so I'll report back...

#7 Epicoene

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:05 PM

View Postsimon from oxford, on 06 April 2013 - 06:23 PM, said:

King John was one of my theatrical highlights of the year - it was bold, daring and constantly entertaining

Disagree about it being bold or daring, that type of anachronistic staging is old fashioned and plays right into the comfort zone of the RSC faithful. The Young Vic Hamlet was bold and daring.

#8 Lynette

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

The RSC faithful hated King John. I suspect that they also hated the Young Vic Hamlet. Anyway, 'bold and daring' does not equal 'good'.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:24 PM

View PostLynette, on 07 April 2013 - 02:29 PM, said:

The RSC faithful hated King John.
Based on the comments on it here I don't think they did.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

I was refering to myself - bit of irony going on, thought you'd get it.





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