Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
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Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Monday, September 11, 2006
Public service announcement
"Gaddafi: The Myth" is currently playing at the ENO; I think there are a few performances left this week. It has got the most unbelievably stinking reviews, all of them from opera bores who hate it because there's no singing, or from theatre critics who feel that they ought to call anything that deals with current events "simplistic", because of course the theatre critic of Metro is a fucking expert on African politics of the 1970s. The reviews are bullshit. Go and see it, it is awesome. I would agree that the Asian Dub Foundation's soundtrack is a little bit relentless (a lot of the problem is AFAICS that the Coloseum sound system was very rudimentary, with all of the amplified music coming from two big stacks of speakers on the left and right hand side of the stage; this means the sound is really flat and exhausting to listen to compared to a cinema-style four-speaker mix). But what nobody has mentioned in any review I've read is the staging; there are some truly extraordinary coups of physical theatre in there - I won't spoil anything but there are about a dozen "gasp out loud" moments. It is very definitely worth a watch.
this item posted by the management 9/11/2006 12:45:00 AM