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The annual Reims Scènes d’Europe festival showcases contemporary creation from around Europe. This year, it is focused on emerging artists from Spain.
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.
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…
Our three European theater critics pick their favorite productions of the year — plus a turkey for the festive season.
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.
The “Japonismes 2018” season in Paris offers an intriguing, if occasionally puzzling, window onto Japan’s rich theater scene.
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.
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…
Justice — its rhetoric and its travails — is at the heart of several new theater productions in Paris.
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…
Thomas Ostermeier and Krystian Lupa present works at the city’s major playhouses at the beginning of a new theater season.
Prague’s Letni Letna shows that circus, once dismissed as lowbrow entertainment, can be as potent as any performance genre.
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.
Despite some eye-catching dramatics, the paucity of female directors and protagonists at the most important event in the French theater calendar sticks out.
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.
Contrasting approaches to France’s national playwright have been on view this month.
Two plays in Paris deal with angry and violent themes. But only one is a success.
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.
Three theatrical productions in Paris show that legends can still speak to audiences today.
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.
The mood is downbeat in two plays by the Swedish playwright Lars Noren currently on stage in Paris.
The proportion of French plays written and directed by women is low. But four Paris productions show a great diversity of talent.
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…
Recent productions in the French capital examine the response to terrorism, deep loss and questions of national identity.
The Avignon Festival is a central event in the French theatre calendar. Every July, hundreds of productions are presented between the official