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Sarah Kane discussion / Cleansed in Australia
« Last post by Iain Fisher on September 20, 2017, 09:28:37 PM »
Pact Theatre present Cleansed at Montague Basement, Sydney from 19- 23 Sept 2017.

Details are here
http://www.iainfisher.com/kane/eng/sarah-kane-news.html




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Sarah Kane discussion / 4.48 Psychosis in Malaysia
« Last post by Iain Fisher on September 18, 2017, 10:48:08 PM »
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre present 4.48 Psychosis from 2- 12 Nov 2017.  The actors are Phraveen Arikiah, Alex Chua, Claudia Low and Andrew Wood. The director is Kelvin Wong.

Details are here
http://www.iainfisher.com/kane/eng/sarah-kane-news.html
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Ken's Mahler and a concert Mahler
« Last post by Iain Fisher on September 14, 2017, 08:59:04 PM »
A review of a uninspiring Mahler concert is contrasted with the excitement of Ken's film:

‘We’re going to live for ever!’ declares Robert Powell as Gustav Mahler at the end of Ken Russell’s 1974 biopic. We’ve just had the big reveal (Russell said it ‘out-Hollywoods Hollywood’) in which Mahler admits to his young wife Alma that she inspired the lyrical theme in the first movement of his Sixth Symphony. It’s a tale for which the only source is Alma herself, but hey, over the course of the movie we’ve already had exploding garden sheds, interpretative dance and Cosima Wagner in fetish gear. Russell cues the music, and few film-makers have understood better how to cut to a composer’s emotional core. As the credits roll, the first movement of Mahler’s Sixth blazes triumphantly to its close, glockenspiel jangling. Russell leaves the tape running, and we hear the audience explode into cheers.

The review is by Richard Bratby in The Spectator, 16 Sept 2016
https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/09/bewilderingly-dull-the-vienna-philharmonic-orchestra-at-the-proms-reviewed/

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Sarah Kane discussion / Re: 4.48 Psychosis in Belgium and The Netherlands
« Last post by Iain Fisher on September 14, 2017, 08:50:35 PM »
The production is actually on a short tour:
20 Sept 2017 in the Rotterdam Schouwberg Theatre
25-26 Sept in Gent Minardschouwberg
28 Sept in Maastricht AINSI
29 Sept in Brussels  KVS
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Sarah Kane discussion / 4.48 Psychosis in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
« Last post by Iain Fisher on September 14, 2017, 08:42:21 PM »
NTGent presents 4.48 Psychosis on 20 Sept 2017 in the Rotterdam Schouwberg Theatre.
There will be two different but linked performces of the play performed the one after the other.

The actors are Lien Wildemeersch and Benjamin Cools, the director is Jan Steen.  The performances are in English.

Details are here
http://iainfisher.com/kane/eng/sarah-kane-news.html



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Steven Berkoff discussion / Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses in Dutch
« Last post by Iain Fisher on September 14, 2017, 12:33:24 AM »
Toneelgroep Suburbia present Eenzame Begeerte based on Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses in a Dutch tour from 23 Nov 2017- 25 Jan 2018.

More info is here
http://iainfisher.com/berkoff/berkoff-news.html

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Athol Fugard discussion / Statements in Philidelphia
« Last post by Iain Fisher on September 14, 2017, 12:18:29 AM »
Blue Mercury Theatre present Statements at Independence Library from 12-17 Sept 2017.

Details are here
http://iainfisher.com/fugard/fugard-news.html

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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Ranker or Him
« Last post by Iain Fisher on September 14, 2017, 12:01:04 AM »
Not a bad choice, I would do a different choice (and each time I do it, it would change) but I can see the logic.  Nice to see Savage Messiah is included.
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Ranker or Him
« Last post by BoyScoutKevin on September 13, 2017, 11:07:43 PM »
Ranker.com will rank almost anything. Thus, here is their ranking of the films of Ken Russell, from best to worst.

01. The Devils
02. Women in Love
03. Tommy
04. Altered States
05. Mahler
06. The Music Lovers
07. Crimes of Passion
08. Lair of the White Worm
09. Gothic
10. Savage Messiah

To be continued . . .
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Sarah Kane discussion / Re: 4.48 Psychosis in NYC
« Last post by Iain Fisher on September 10, 2017, 11:20:12 PM »
Good news !!!  I have included it in the Hot News page
http://www.iainfisher.com/kane/eng/sarah-kane-news.html

Any photos etc are welcome.

Iain

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