The Seagull - Headlong - On TourHeadlong
Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:36 PM
It's such a painful play to observe and, coupled with seeing Ibsen's 'Public Enemy' in the evening (see that thread for comment on that), one that left me despairing for the world both personally and politically. My fault for booking both for the same day!
It is, however, as humane an exploration of life as you could imagine in this production. I'd put it alongside the Dillane/Roach Young Vic 'Uncle Vanya' as one of my favourite Chekhov productions.
Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:51 PM
I agree that I'd also recommend it, because it's so unusual and thoroughly considered and executed, but I'm not altogether sure that I really liked it.
Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:58 PM
Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:17 PM
Similarly, I was at the Arcola's Sons Without Fathers on Tuesday and if anyone's able to see that do, because Platonov is a vastly inferior play in the original but there is clearly a great work buried there and this makes a great case. Less intellectual and far more emotional and lusty, it connects strikingly and there's little in the way of faults (with Platonov, the pronunciation of plat-AWN-ov is a little mixed but that's about it). And for anyone so minded, I notice that Jermyn Street are doing (as translated by Frayn) Chekhov's comic shorts, so that's a must for the likes of me.
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