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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Onstage in France: Spanish Takes on Sex, Violence and Social Change by Laura Cappelle

The annual Reims Scènes d’Europe festival showcases contemporary creation from around Europe. This year, it is focused on emerging artists from Spain.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Theater Review: On Paris Stages, Gay Artists Look Back by Laura Cappelle

A new theatrical work by Christophe Honoré and an adaptation of a novel by Didier Eribon see prominent French gay artists reclaim their origins with striking honesty.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

'We kept the trauma to ourselves': Christophe Honoré on the idols lost to Aids by Laura Cappelle

The French writer-director talks about his highly personal new show, a ‘dance of the dead’ that pays tribute to artistic heroes including Jacques DemyDirector Christophe Honoré still lo…

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Best (and Worst) Theater in Europe in 2018 by Matt Wolf, Laura Cappelle and A.j. Goldmann

Our three European theater critics pick their favorite productions of the year — plus a turkey for the festive season.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Review: In Robert Lepage’s ‘Kanata,’ the Director, Too, Plays the Victim by Laura Cappelle

The Canadian stage director has seen some of his productions derailed by accusations of cultural insensitivity. In a new show in Paris, he can’t resist pointing to his own suffering.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Theater Review: If You Don’t Know Your Noh From Your Kabuki, You Can Still Enjoy Japanese Theater by Laura Cappelle

The “Japonismes 2018” season in Paris offers an intriguing, if occasionally puzzling, window onto Japan’s rich theater scene.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Theater Review: A New Theater Opens in Paris. Another Faces Closure. by Laura Cappelle

La Scala Paris opened with a production in which the playwright Yasmina Reza also acts. But a theater focused on new writing in French from abroad faces an uncertain future.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

La Bayadère review – Ratmansky returns orientalist fantasy to its roots by Laura Cappelle

Staatsoper Unter den Linden, BerlinAlexei Ratmansky’s reconstruction of Marius Petipa’s problematic ballet raises an uncomfortable questionA quiet revolution has been under way in the ba…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Theater Review: In Paris, Justice Takes Center Stage by Laura Cappelle

Justice — its rhetoric and its travails — is at the heart of several new theater productions in Paris.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Sex, sheep and terror: the scandalous theatre of Milo Rau by Laura Cappelle

He has put an Isis fighter’s mother in the Ghent Altarpiece and restaged a murder. Now the Swiss director plans to get radicalWhen Milo Rau first saw the Ghent Altarpiece, one detail leapt…

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

THEATER REVIEW: Two European Favorites Take to the Paris Stage by Laura Cappelle

Thomas Ostermeier and Krystian Lupa present works at the city’s major playhouses at the beginning of a new theater season.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

THEATER REVIEW: At This Circus Festival, the Highflying Meets the Highbrow by Laura Cappelle

Prague’s Letni Letna shows that circus, once dismissed as lowbrow entertainment, can be as potent as any performance genre.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Paris Theater: Paris Cabarets: Can We Ask for More Than the Cancan? by Laura Cappelle

Many visitors to Paris take in a cabaret. But it gives them a strange view of the city, women and what theater is, our critic says.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

At Avignon Festival, Lots of Imagination on Show, but Few Women by Laura Cappelle

Despite some eye-catching dramatics, the paucity of female directors and protagonists at the most important event in the French theater calendar sticks out.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

A Transgender Director Who Defies Genres (to France’s Confusion) by Laura Cappelle

Phia Ménard’s work perplexes show programmers and audiences alike. Her latest production will have its premiere at the prestigious Avignon theater festival in France.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Paris Theater: Molière the Entertainer vs. Serious Molière by Laura Cappelle

Contrasting approaches to France’s national playwright have been on view this month.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Rage Takes the Stage in France by Laura Cappelle

Two plays in Paris deal with angry and violent themes. But only one is a success.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

France’s Theaters Grapple With the Legacy of May ’68 by Laura Cappelle

Paris is full of exhibitions and talks to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the student uprising. But the theater world’s contribution has been remarkably subdued.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Ancient Tales for Modern Times by Laura Cappelle

Three theatrical productions in Paris show that legends can still speak to audiences today.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Two Theater Worlds Collide in Paris by Laura Cappelle

Theaters in France and in the English-speaking world couldn’t be more different. But they can learn from each other, as three productions in Paris show.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

It’s Cold and Gray in Scandinavian Plays by Laura Cappelle

The mood is downbeat in two plays by the Swedish playwright Lars Noren currently on stage in Paris.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Men Dominate French Theater, but Talented Women Abound by Laura Cappelle

The proportion of French plays written and directed by women is low. But four Paris productions show a great diversity of talent.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

2 French Playwrights Reclaim Their Works, Bringing Them Home by Laura Cappelle

Yasmina Reza wrote “Bella Figura” for the Schaubühne in Berlin, and the Moscow Art Theater commissioned Pascal Rambert’s “Actrice.” The two authors are now directing their works o…

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

On the Paris Stage, Plays Get Personal and Political by Laura Cappelle

Recent productions in the French capital examine the response to terrorism, deep loss and questions of national identity.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Avignon Festival 2017 review – ‘well-crafted work’ by Laura Cappelle

The Avignon Festival is a central event in the French theatre calendar. Every July, hundreds of productions are presented between the official

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