Thursday, April 28, 2011

Director Patrice Chéreau to Make Long-Awaited British Debut

Director in London (Photo: Rii)
"It is something of a mystery why Patrice Chéreau has waited until now to work in the British theatre. Ever since his epoch-making version of Wagner’s Ring at Bayreuth in 1976, he has been recognised as one of the greatest stage and opera directors of his generation, as well a considerable filmmaker (the spectacular historical drama La Reine Margot being his big international hit). His spirit is willing, his English is good, so why has it taken so long? He shrugs at the question. 'Nobody has asked me, that’s the only reason. The National Theatre suggested something once – 20 years ago. But nothing happened. Royal Shakespeare Company, Covent Garden… nothing, ever.'" [Source]

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