Tagged with Nicholas Hytner

NT Live’s “Othello”: The Beast in the Desert

NT Live makes good once again on its bold promise of quality, audience-accessible stage performance. London’s incomparable National Theatre offers a contemporary “concept production” of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy “Othello” that makes the 16th century play feel as if it were written today, as edgy and raw as anything composed fresh on the latest version … Continue reading

NT Live’s Occupy Nation: Timon of Athens

“It’s one lo-ong howl of disgust and outrage”: Britain’s National Theatre stage director Nicholas Hytner describes his company’s modern dress production of Shakespeare’s troubling play “Timon of Athens” with pride and a hint of anticipatory warning. Indeed, it’s a perfect example of how Shakespeare’s work holds apt relevance for today’s issues. Written in collaboration with … Continue reading