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Whenindisgrace

Member Since 15 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 04 2013 01:59 PM
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#253223 NT 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted Whenindisgrace on 30 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

This October Nicholas Hytner will be directing a celebration of 50 years of the National Theatre (it'll be on BBC2 too) with excerpts of many of its best productions.  He's asked for suggestions.  Here are mine (I've only been going for the past 25):

New plays:
Arcadia, Angels in America, A Question of Attribution, Dealer's Choice, Racing Demon, Copenhagen (and plays I saw in later productions:  True West, Tales from Hollywood, Glengarry Glenn Ross)

Shakespeare:
Ian Holm as Lear (Richard Eyre), Ian McKellen's Richard III (Eyre), the Mendes/SRB Othello, the Warner/Fiona Shaw Richard II, the Nunn/Goodman Merchant of Venice

Other classics:
Fuente Ovejuna (directed by Declan Donellan), Sweeney Todd (Donellan), Guys and Dolls (Eyre), An Inspector Calls (Daldry), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (McBurney), Summerfolk (Nunn)

What are yours?