Edward Hall interview

By John Nathan In Theatre

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4th February, 2012
For anyone who has encountered the muscular and visceral productions of Shakespeare staged by UK theatre company Propeller (especially their particularly bloody three parts of Henry VI, which were harrowingly set in an abattoir), it may come as no surprise that the company’s artistic director, Edward Hall, once chased an intruder out of his home while brandishing a baseball bat. This, says Hall, is an example of how people behave with unthinking brutality at times of stress. His point: imagine, then, the brutality at times of war such as those portrayed in Henry V, one ...

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