Saturday, July 05, 2008

The new face of Dionysus?

Alan Cumming is the new face of Dionysus (picture from the NY Times by Sara Krulwich) in a production of Euripedes' "The Bacchae" at the Lincoln Center festival in NYC. Charles' Isherwood's review points out use of David Greig’s casual, colloquial new version of the text (from a literal translation by Ian Ruffell) which puts a subtle emphasis on Pentheus’ horror of “real men” being “humiliated by women.” Not being there, I'll have to suspend my curiosity and catch it elsewhere. For those of you who are, this might be worth a visit.

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