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In praise of repertory theatre

Seeing plays in repertory sparks conversations in the mind between shows, between periods.

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(Above) Michael Blake in Macbeth at the Stratford Festival. Seeing Arthur Miller's All My Sons just after Macbeth, I noted how both plays concern the unforeseen reverberations of immoral acts, how evil can spread its influence with a viral force, unleashing discord, distrust, destruction in families and societies.

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(Above) Lucy Peacock in All My Sons at the Stratford Festival. Seeing Arthur Miller's All My Sons just after Macbeth, I noted how both plays concern the unforeseen reverberations of immoral acts, how evil can spread its influence with a viral force, unleashing discord, distrust, destruction in families and societies.

New York

STRANGE but true: To experience the pleasure of traditional repertory theatre on a significant scale - to watch actors perform multiple roles in different plays over the course of a few days - you would have to leave the two epicentres of English-speaking theatre, New York and

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