Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Voysey Inheritance

I generally try to catch most of the stuff that Peter Gill directs, at least in London, and I'm just back from watching a preview performance a new National Theatre production of Harley Granville Barker’s 'The Voysey Inheritance'. The press night is Tuesday.

There has been a lot of noise lately about the fiftieth anniversary of 'Look Back in Anger'. Barker's play is is hundred years old - as it was first produced in 1905 - but its concerns seem a lot less dated to me than Osborne's rant does.

Here is Peter Gill on directing Voysey. Googling around I have discovered that Gill is going to direct a revival of 'Look Back in Anger' in Bath later this year as well. Best of luck to him. I can't see that the brattish Jimmy Porter has much to say to us in the 21st century.

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