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The Theatre of War

Post by thunder » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:55 pm

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/lite ... re-of-war/
Director and translator Bryan Doerries produces ancient Greek tragedies for service members, veterans and their families. This classical art form provides redemption and comfort, showing that suffering and healing are part of a timeless process. He joins leading actors including Jason Isaacs to present readings from Sophocles’ plays, and discusses the visible and invisible wounds of war.
It's on Oct. 11, if anyone happens to be in the area (Cheltenham)... :D

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Re: The Theatre of War

Post by Marie » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:49 am

Wow - wish they would record it. I'd love to hear Jason read that!

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Re: The Theatre of War

Post by LadySekhmet » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:14 pm

WOW! I want to hear Jason read Sophocles!!!

The Almeida Theater and the British Museum did an all day/all evening reading of The Iliad and it was FABULOUS. It was so powerful (because it's supposed to be read out loud). And Tobias Menzias read the fight between Achilles and Hector. It was uncomfortably hot and humid outside, and his reading gave me shivers.

I want to see/hear this… The plays are meant to be seen and heard- which allows them to become exceptionally powerful pieces for the audiences and some of Sophocles plays are pertinent to the discussions of modern war.

Gah! I wish, I wish...

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Re: The Theatre of War

Post by thunder » Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:21 pm

Pictures of Jason Isaacs from the event (or rather outside in the garden). Watermarked:
http://www.rexfeatures.com/livefeed/201 ... n%20Isaacs

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Re: The Theatre of War

Post by LadySekhmet » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:12 am

Nice! Thanks, thunder!

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Re: The Theatre of War

Post by thunder » Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:27 am

My pleasure, here some more. A short article and pics:

http://www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk/He ... story.html

if you click on the top picture, you'll get to see more pics.
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Re: The Theatre of War

Post by Tosca Nini » Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:04 am

An interview to JI about the forthcoming sessions of Theatre of War

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 50716.html

Must be really good. Wish I could see it... But I can't :-(

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Re: The Theatre of War

Post by thunder » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:47 pm

Thanks, Tosca. :D

Here's a radio interview:
https://twitter.com/BBCRadioLondon/stat ... 9783771137

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Re: The Theatre of War

Post by servalan » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:17 pm

Jason was interviewed on Radio 4 today about this on the programme Front Row. You can listen on BBC iPlayer. You can hear Jason's voice in a very brief clip right at the beginning of the show, which has articles about other items too. (I suddenly heard Jason speaking as the show opened, and thought, That's Jason! - just before the presenter said his name.)
The section on Theatre of War runs from about 16 min to 26 min. Jason's interview starts at about 22 min.

Front Row - info on this episode:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06pz1z3

BBC iPlayer link
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b06pz1z3

Edited to add:
I have also found a longer Radio Scotland interview! Jason is in right at the beginning, starting at around 6 min. After Jason's first chat there is a section with Bryan Doerries, the director of Theatre of War, then Jason speaks again from about 22 min to 29 min.

Janice Forsyth Show episode info:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06pczcj

BBC iPlayer link
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b06pczcj

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Re: The Theatre of War

Post by thunder » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:28 am

Thanks, Servalan :D

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Re: The Theatre of War

Post by servalan » Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:14 pm

Jason unveiled a memorial stone today to the WW1 poet Wilfred Owen, at the site of the old mental hospital at Craiglockhart in Edinburgh. This was reported here on the local TV news.

This one uses an old photo, but a very nice one with Jason in a suit:
http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/n ... -1-3962388

These reports have photos of the unveiling:
Scroll down to 12.22:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-scotland-34961450

http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/war-poe ... 4025093169

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Re: The Theatre of War

Post by thunder » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:51 am

Thanks, Servalan. The more I keep reading and hearing about this, the more interesting it gets. Wish I could go and see this sometime...

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Re: The Theatre of War

Post by thunder » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:05 pm

servalan wrote:Jason unveiled a memorial stone today to the WW1 poet Wilfred Owen, at the site of the old mental hospital at Craiglockhart in Edinburgh. This was reported here on the local TV news.
Was it this one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZIXLgoeT-Y

The unveiling, and a short interview with Jason.

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Re: The Theatre of War

Post by thunder » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:48 am

Theatre of War on Zoom tonight at 7 PM UK time. I won't be able to do it tonight, but maybe someone else here can?
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/theater-of ... 1553124398
It still looks interesting, wonder how it will work out on Zoom.

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Re: The Theatre of War

Post by Anniemouse » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:24 am

I am such a mess with tech but will try to see it

Also just realised that I will be studying Antigone by Sophocles for The Open University next October so although not the same play I will get a sense of the author. Looking forward to it if my computer will let me log into the link.

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