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Review: ETL’s Philoctetes evokes the pain of betrayal

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Felix Kerkhoff compels as Philoctetes. Image by Sira Bitan, courtesy of ETL.
Felix Kerkhoff compels as Philoctetes. Image by Shira Bitan, courtesy of ETL.

ETL presents an adaptation of the Greek classic, Philoctetes. Directed and translated from the original by Abigail Akavia, this innovative twist on an old tale explores human pain and redemption.

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ETL: Philoctetes, a tale of morality

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Felix Kerkhoff as Philoctetes. Image by Emily Wessel, courtesy of ETL.
Felix Kerkhoff as Philoctetes. Image by Emily Wessel, courtesy of ETL.

English Theatre Leipzig’s newest production Philoctetes is a tale of morality, of a hero who suffered great misfortune. Odysseus returns to Lemnos to get Heracles’ bow, but Philoctetes is still alive. Neoptolemus initially agrees to deceive Philoctetes, but ultimately chooses compassion.

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ETL’s Eurydice and the power of names

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ETL's Eurydice. Eurydice with her father and the Stones. Image by Jackson Quang

English Theatre Leipzig’s Eurydice tells the story of Orpheus’s wife and her descent to the underworld. In the original myth the focus is entirely on Orpheus, but what happened to her down there?

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