Monthly Archives: July 2014

Passions Running to Art, or Infanticide Three plays with particularly passionate women are running in London

Ms. McCrory, a commanding actress with a crypt-tone voice, delivers a lacerating study in a madness with which any latter-day psychiatrist would be familiar. She is first seen emerging from the bathroom, brushing her teeth, in dirty men’s clothes and unwashed hair. “Nothing — nothing can come between this woman and her misery,” notes the family nanny (played with stunned affectlessness by Michaela Coel), in Ben Power’s stark new translation.

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Ian McDiarmid and Kathleen Turner connect over a possible Pollock in “Bakersfield Mist.”CreditSimon Annand

You get the feeling that whatever’s wrong with Medea, it’s now well beyond her control. Mr. Sapani’s smooth-talking Jason may be a heel, but you sympathize with him in the way you do with anyone trying to deal with the terminally deranged.

And when Medea

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/26/theater/theater-review-medea-kathleen-turner-and-noel-coward-on-london-stages.html

Passions Running to Art, or Infanticide

Ms. McCrory, a commanding actress with a crypt-tone voice, delivers a lacerating study in a madness with which any latter-day psychiatrist would be familiar. She is first seen emerging from the bathroom, brushing her teeth, in dirty men’s clothes and unwashed hair. “Nothing — nothing can come between this woman and her misery,” notes the family nanny (played with stunned affectlessness by Michaela Coel), in Ben Power’s stark new translation.

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Ian McDiarmid and Kathleen Turner connect over a possible Pollock in “Bakersfield Mist.”CreditSimon Annand

You get the feeling that whatever’s wrong with Medea, it’s now well beyond her control. Mr. Sapani’s smooth-talking Jason may be a heel, but you sympathize with him in the way you do with anyone trying to deal with the terminally deranged.

And when Medea

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/26/theater/theater-review-medea-kathleen-turner-and-noel-coward-on-london-stages.html