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WATCH Ages of the Moon Q&A video: Do British actors have a different take on Sam Shepard?

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Special Events, Ticket recommendations, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

I’m a big fan of the late, Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright (and Oscar-nominated actor) Sam Shepard. How wonderful to be able to see and discuss one of his late plays, Ages of the Moon, which now receives its UK premiere two years after Shepard passed away.

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THE TEMPEST – Shakespeare’s Globe

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

For a departing artistic director, especially here, Shakespeare’s last plays are a natural choice: great poetic anthems of reconciliation and renunciation. Hence this winter Cymbeline, Pericles, The Winter’s Tale and now The Tempest, with the poet’s strange final moment of burying the book, abjuring rough magic, abdicating. Dominic Dromgoole, after eleven adventurous, globe-circling years here, is the first to stage a farewell in winter, in the little candlelit Wanamaker playhouse completed so beautifully on his watch.