Wednesday, April 30, 2008


- Le Devoir runs its interview with Wajdi Mouawad today, in which the NAC French theatre's artistic director announces his intention to a) produce all seven of Sophocles' plays during his four years there and b) give up theatre in 2012! Holee!

(I love the part of this article where Le Devoir’s Michel BĂ©lair expresses his bafflement that Mouawad is presenting two important shows exclusively in Ottawa. "You mean, I have to get on the 417 and go to Ontario *twice* next year!?")

- An interview with a British actor I admire almost as much for his name as his performances: Benedict Cumberbatch. He's back at the Royal Court - where I saw him in Rhinoceros and The Arsonists last year - in Martin Crimp’s new play, The City. (4/5 stars from Michael Billington.)

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