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Mini-review – Antigone – National Theatre

June 13, 2012

Ah, the Greek tragedy. One set, one long scene, generally speaking one long bore. That’s how I tend to see them, and after Alan Cumming was unable to make me interested in the Bacchae, I have pretty much giving up on going to them. But then I got an invitation to see Antigone at the National Theater from a friend, and though I didn’t want to go (a former Dr Who actor is not really a draw for me), it was only £12 so I thought I ought to really make the effort. Then … joy! … my friends who went to previews said it was only about 90 minutes long. Hooray! All things considered, I was feeling much more cheerful about this as I headed into the Olivier than I had any right to be if I was honest with myself about my usual experiences with ancient Greek theater.

And then … SHOCK … it was (more…)

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