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Theatre

I am a playwright. I show
What I have seen.
In the man markets
I have seen how men are traded. That
I show, I, the playwright.

Bertolt Brecht

An Enemy of the People
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 09:03

An Enemy of the People

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Anthony Squiers reviews an astonishingly relevant production of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, performed on Zoom by the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts School of Theatre & Dance, Texas Tech University An Enemy of the People is one of Ibsen’s most famous works…
Shakespeare’s Tempest and Capitalism: The Storm of History
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Saturday, 01 February 2020 14:26

Shakespeare’s Tempest and Capitalism: The Storm of History

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Tony McKenna reviews Shakespeare’s Tempest and Capitalism: The Storm of History, by Helen C. Scott, which is a fruitful and dialectical analysis revealing organically the aesthetic character of the play in the context of history As well as being significant in terms of Shakespeare’ s own aesthetic output, The Tempest …
Waiting for Godot
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 06 December 2019 08:06

Waiting for Godot

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Jenny Farrell discusses Beckett's Waiting for Godot and its message to us today Great Carthage waged three wars. It was still powerful after the first, habitable still after the second. Gone without trace after the third. - Brecht, 1951 (transl. JF) Samuel Beckett died thirty years ago, on 22 December…
Red Ladder Theatre Company
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 26 August 2019 13:21

Theatre for the many, not the few

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Sam Swann discusses how theatre is owned, funded and influenced by elites, and calls for a far more challenging, radical and diverse theatre Most theatres have fundraising events for donors, maybe BP, maybe Goldman Sachs, and other assorted wealthy individuals to booze and schmooze with the theatre’s staff. They donate…
One Night in Miami
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 09 July 2019 12:49

One Night in Miami

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Luna Williams reviews One Night in Miami, recently on at the Home Theatre, Manchester The first time I read the synopsis for Kemp Powers’ One Night in Miami, I was stunned. On the evening of 25th February 1964, Cassius Clay (soon to become Muhammad Ali) had just beaten Sonny Liston…
The theatre, the working class and the need for revolution
Sunday, 18 November 2018 18:56

The theatre, the working class and the need for revolution

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Ed Edwards is interviewed by Mike Quille about his career, his play The Political History of Smack and Crack, about the theatre generally these days, and about the need 'for a deep, uncompromising revolutionary movement based on the interests of the poorest and most marginalised people'. MQ: Can you tell…
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