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Minh-Anh Day

‘Hecuba/Helen’ is mesmerizing but lacking impact

Despite its execution, Stanford Repertory Theater’s 2018 offering does not impress

In the tragic climax of “King Lear,” Lear holds the corpse of his daughter Cordelia, knowing she will never wake again: “Never, never, never, never, never.” In this Stanford Repertory Theater adaptation of Euripides’ Greek tragedies “Hecuba” and “Helen,” Hecuba gazes on the corpse of her son, Polydorus, a sight she never wished to see:…

‘Marat/Sade’ is jarring, unorthodox and utterly fascinating

If you see theater regularly, being bored is so common that seeing an engaging show is almost disorienting. Sitting through a play is normal; sitting forward to catch every word of a play is extraordinary. This is not to say that “Marat/Sade” (produced by Stanford Theater Laboratory and running March 1-3 in the Men’s Restroom…
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