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archive Nov 2012: National Theatre: In Conversation with Fiona Shaw

archive Nov 2012: National Theatre: In Conversation with Fiona Shaw | Fiona Shaw | Scoop.it
Some tickets still available. I have heard Fiona Shaw in conversation @ King's Place. She is open, funny, warm and generous. Not to be missed! note to self, who would like to hear this conversation again and to others who missed the conversation live: remember to check the NT archive online - this event was recorded and will be accessible in December 2012, if not before Fiona Shaw was excellent, but there was a lot to take in, on one hearing, so I do want an action reply! So I can reflect on all the wise things she said.
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Fiona Shaw @ Barbican in May

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Deborah Warner/Fiona Shaw The Testament of Mary By Colm Tóibín Barbican Theatre, Barbican Centre, London, EC2Y 8DS Thursday 1 – Sunday 25 May 2014 The Barbican brings The Testament of Mary to London for its only UK performances in May 2014 following its 2013 run on Broadway which achieved three Tony Award nominations.Fiona Shaw and Deborah Warner, one of the most richly creative partnerships in theatrical history, collaborate to create this powerful, subversive and exquisitely emotional work which mesmerised audiences and critics alike. Fiona Shaw delivers a theatrical tour de force with her bold and affecting portrayal of the Virgin Mary struggling with the loss of her son and the events leading up to his death. Directed by Barbican Artistic Associate Deborah Warner, The Testament of Mary unfolds with the urgency of a news story framed by dreamlike sets, painterly lighting and evocative sound. Mary, more familiar to us through images than words, is given a powerful voice in this poignant meditation on a mother's loss. The Testament of Mary is adapted from the 2013 Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel by Colm Tóibín. Colm Tóibín said: “I have admired the work of Fiona Shaw and Deborah Warner for many years. Working with them has been exciting and inspiring, and I have learned a great deal. I am delighted that their production of The Testament of Mary is coming to the Barbican.” Fiona Shaw said “It's a chance in a life time to play the Virgin Mary and not in a nativity play! This is a most secular piece where a mother is deserted by her son and she in turn deserts him. The playing of this universal mother-son story has in it the spirit not of religion, but of ordinary life - the loss of a child as he grows and leaves and the self-loathing of not being the mother she wanted to be. Mary's anger and despair are all new emotions rarely associated with the woman who was washed clean by church history. And of course it is fiction so the truths are of the imagination not of history. I am delighted to play this at the Barbican where London meets the world.” Deborah Warner said “The Barbican stage feels a very natural home for The Testament of Mary and it will be wonderful to introduce this work and Fiona’s astonishing performance to the London audience. I relish the opportunity to revive work as it always represents, for me, a chance for further exploration.” Internationally renowned for her versatile and commanding stage performances, Fiona Shaw is an award-winning actress as well as a director of both theatre and opera. Deborah Warner is one of the most prolific and highly regarded British directors working in theatre and opera today. It is 25 years since the inception of their collaborative partnership and they have worked together on many seminal productions in both London and around the world including Electra, The Good Person of Szechwan, Hedda Gabler which won an Olivier Award for Direction and Production, Richard II with Fiona Shaw in the title role, Happy Days and Mother Courage and her Children. They received Tony Award nominations for Best Actress and Best Director for Medea (Abbey Theatre, Dublin/Queens Theatre, London/US tour and Broadway) and their production of TS Eliot's The Wasteland toured the world. Colm Tóibín was born in Ireland in 1955. With The Testament of Mary Tóibín returns to the subject of mothers and sons which he explored to great acclaim in his 2006 short story collection,Mothers and Sons. He is the author of seven novels, includingThe Blackwater Lightship and The Master, both of which were short-listed for the Booker Prize, and Brooklyn, which won the Costa Novel of the Year Award. His other books include two collections of critical essays, All a Novelist Needs: Essays on Henry James and New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers & Their Families plus a further collection of short stories, The Empty Family. He is a regular contributor to the Dublin Review, the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books. The stage production of The Testament of Mary was nominated for three Tony Awards and the novel was shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize. Box office: 0845 120 7511 www.barbican.org.uk/theatre ;
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Barbican Centre: Fiona Shaw plays Virgin Mary i...

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“ A stage production of Colm Toibin's novel, The Testament of Mary, gives the world's most famous mother a voice.”
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LL archive May 2014 :The Testament of Mary, Barbican, theatre review: 'Fiona Shaw is shatteringly brilliant'

LL archive May 2014 :The Testament of Mary, Barbican, theatre review: 'Fiona Shaw is shatteringly brilliant' | Fiona Shaw | Scoop.it
“ The posters show Fiona Shaw's Mary muzzled by a crown of thorns. That metaphorical gag is torn away in this beautifully wrought and emotionally devastating solo piece, adapted by Colm Toibin from his Booker Prize-nominated novella.”
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