Saturday, 26 October 2013
Read none of the reviews before seeing the penultimate performance of Edward II at the National's Olivier. Now having read most of them, all of which (bar the one) are shallow and reduce theatre to two-dimentional critical experiences, it was superb to discover the one that deals objectively and intelligently with the piece - not all of which agrees but most of which does. The reviews of this piece raise questions about the quality of the reviews and the reviewers, of responsibility in the use of language, opinion and balance.
Read: Postcards from the Gods
I had a unique experience at the matinee this Saturday and the ambition, intelligence and wit of the piece excited... then went on to experience/enjoy 'a good night out' at the Pirandello...