Tag Archives: Penny Downie

The Fairy Queen, Glyndebourne, July 2012

A  Midsummer Night’s Dream as Gesamtkunstwerk, with actors, singers, and dancers in Purcell’s remarkable semi-opera, is given here in an eclectic production by Jonathan Kent combining the seventeenth century with modern times — linked of course by the fairies. It all starts in a Restoration drawing room with a Restoration version of Shakespeare. His play within a …

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Helen, Globe Theatre, August 2009

This Euripedes play was given in a new translation by Frank McGuinness, and… it worked well here, directed by Deborah Bruce, with designs by Gideon Davy,

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