The play takes place in the hallway of an opulent apartment. Doors lead off from either side, to a bathroom, bedrooms, kitchen and the front door at the far end. The hallway is a key structural element in this play, … Continued
Barbosa’s theatre is one of reactions and consequences, a type of ‘post-traumatic’ theatre where flashbacks become key narrative devices..
Note: This is a review of the play text, not the production at the Royal Court Theatre. The plot in Vassily Sigarev’s Plasticine revolves around the life of a teenage delinquent called Maksim. He lives with his grandmother in a … Continued
The language in Kalila Wa Dimna is archaic in its formalism, deeply poetic with constant recourse to metaphor and similie and an acute awareness of rhyme and rhythm.
Way to Heaven pushes the usage of the theatrical medium, through its structure, dialogue and general storytelling, into compelling territory.
The similarities between Brecht's model of Epic theatre and Howard Barker's theatre of catastophe are striking.
Watching the play was in many ways the experience of seeing ’seeds’ of potential being sewn in the ‘right’ places but all too often left un-nurtured.
The pace, tone and atmosphere in this short play work like the touches of paint in an impressionist painting.