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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Interactive Map: “Theatre and Decolonization” at “The Theatre Times” by Lara Cox

Over the years, our contributors have been addressing the topic of decolonization in theatre and performance from all four corners of the world. This interactive map aims to give our readers…

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Monday, May 16, 2022

“Black Boy,” or What to Do with the White Theatre Critic by Lara Cox

What do you do when you are blown away by a show, and yet you know that there is something inherently troubling in its premise? Or how about, what do you do when you go to see a play about a…

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The Power of Reflection in “Portrait Avedon-Baldwin, Entretiens imaginaires” at the Théâtre du Rond Point, Paris by Lara Cox

One of France’s greatest prides is the network of African American artists who, in the mid-twentieth century, came to Paris. Josephine Baker, Beauford Delaney, Ada “Bricktop” Smith, Ma…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

(Not) Adapting to the French Stage: “Les Producteurs”, directed by Alexis Michalik, at the Théâtre de Paris by Lara Cox

A week after Josephine Baker posthumously entered the French Panthéon, a musical about two producers with a hairbrained scheme to outrage all “races, creeds and religions” debuted at th…

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Playing with “White is Purity” in Pirandello’s “Comme tu me veux” by Lara Cox

In 2017, the cosmetics company Nivea released an advert that was promptly pulled: a white woman’s back, draped in a diaphanous, blanched robe, could be seen juxtaposed against the caption …

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Immersion and Spectator Self-Reckoning: “Boxing Shadows” at the Avignon Theatre Festival   by Lara Cox

One of the highlights of this year’s Avignon Festival was Boxing Shadows, written especially by Australian playwright Timothy Daly for the Isabelle Starker Theatre Company (Compagnie Isabe…

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Friday, June 18, 2021

Theatre in the Time of Protest: “Glass Menagerie” at the Théâtre de l’Odéon by Lara Cox

History, as they say, has a habit of repeating itself. When French theatre-makers seized hold of and occupied the Théâtre de l’Odéon in Paris for two and half months between March and M…

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Democratizing the Theatre-Making Process: “Six Characters in Search of An Author” by Lara Cox

To re-open its season after the lifting of COVID-19-related restrictions, Paris’s Théâtre de la Ville consortium is welcoming back one of its former productions: Six Characters in Search…

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Spotlight on “Pale Sister”: On Lighting in Digital Theatre by Lara Cox

Pale Sister is the latest adaptation of the Sophoclean tragedy, Antigone (c. 441 BC), written by Irish playwright Colm Tóibín especially for award-winning (and fellow countrywoman) perform…

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