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Q&A podcast and photos: Is Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew inherently misogynistic?

By |2020-03-27T17:14:16+00:0028 July 2017|

Is Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew inherently misogynistic? Particularly with its treatment of spirited Kate, the Shrew of the title, who is starved and mentally tormented (gaslighting long before Patrick Hamilton, Ingrid Bergman or Donald Trump).

Photos and podcast: Nearly 300 years on, why does The Beggar’s Opera still resonate?

By |2020-03-27T21:47:12+00:0016 November 2016|

There's something in the water with The Beggar's Opera at the moment. Lazarus Theatre's new, modern-dress, 80-minute version at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre is the third major London presentation of the story of womanising highwayman Macheath this year.

Photos and podcast: Breaking taboos at Lazarus ‘Tis Pity debate

By |2020-03-28T21:38:05+00:0031 August 2016|

Are there any stage taboos left? John Ford's 17th-century romantic thriller 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, centring on an incestuous relationship between a brother and sister, is one of the most controversial in the classical canon. Does it still have the power to shock?

Photos and podcast: The politics of theatre at The Caucasian Chalk Circle Q&A

By |2020-03-28T23:07:36+00:0028 February 2016|

What's the difference between political theatre and theatre about politics? Can theatre be a catalyst for real change? Do right-wing political perspectives get a fair hearing onstage or is theatre the preserve of the left-wing?
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