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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