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Review: ETL’s Philoctetes evokes the pain of betrayal

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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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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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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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Eurydice: love, obsession, loss, and reconnecting

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English Theatre Leipzig is staging a new play, Eurydice, at Neues Schauspiel Leipzig. Starting with the premiere on Thursday, September 5th, there will be 5 shows, so everyone will have an opportunity to see it. We had a chance to chat with the play’s director, Julia Kragh, to find out what to expect.

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Love and MuKo’s Count of Monte Cristo

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"From the moment one walks into Leipzig’s Musikalische Komödie (MuKo), the mood is set with crashing waves and a thundering drum roll for The Count of Monte Cristo." Catch it this Saturday or Sunday for the last time this season.

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Tannhäuser’s ups and downs at the Oper

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Though unimpressed with its Regietheater component, our classical music reviewer was largely impressed with the singing and recommends the opera as a good, accessible introduction to Wagner. Last performance of the season: 27 May at Oper Leipzig.

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