After putting a modern spin on the Oresteia, with memorable results, director Robert Icke takes on another classic. No samovars here: Icke has stripped back, anglicised and revitalised Chekhov, obliterating the space between story and spectator. His zoomed-in vision offers rich, intimate psychology, but it’s also naturalism bereft of context – present-day rural England as murky substitute for the remote 19th-century Russian province facing seismic change.
- @mrdavidjays Although that's kind of a Dylan experience in itself... 1 hour ago
- @mrdavidjays Exactly - it fit his determined stoicism. I've just been reminded he did the Phantom film: youtube.com/watch?v=N2iU8X… 1 hour ago
- @mrdavidjays And oh god yes - one of the performances of 2017 1 hour ago