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WOMENINTHEATRE KarinBeckerissettobecomethenewExecutiveArtisticDirectoroftheConstanceStateTheaterin 2020.Shepromisestoactivelypromoteateamspiritand toleranceinthetheatreandtoreachout tothelocalpublic.Butwillshebeabletoachieveherobjectives?Photo:DavidBest.

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ReveredandfearedHGMatthews,atheatre criticoftheerawhenacritic'swordswere verdicts,isrememberedbyhiscriticdaughter CrysseMorrison.PhotocourtesyofC.Morrison.

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NickAhad'splayGloryisoneofseveral recentlyproducedthatmarkhissuccessasa UKplaywright.ThisphotobyAndrew BillingtonshowsJamieSmeltasJimGlory, JoshuaLysterasBen,andJoshHartasDan.

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4 Editorial 5 London preview 6 Listings: What’s On in London LONDON 10 Neil Dowden at True West 11 Eva de Valk at Edward II 12 Jeremy Malies at Tartuffe 13 Jo Briggs at Berberian Sound Studio 14 Neil Dowden at The Tell-Tale Heart 15 Jeremy Malies at The American Clock 16 John Russell Taylor at Pinter 5, 6, and 7 20 Neil Dowden at Richard II – Almeida Theatre 21 Neil Dowden at Richard 11 – Globe Theatre 22 Jo Briggs at Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train 23 Eva de Valk at The Son 24 Jo Briggs at The Cane 25 Eva de Valk at Home, I'm Darling UK REGIONS 26 Crysse Morrison in the Southwest 28 Jeremy Malies in the Southeast 30 Nick Ahad in the North FEATURES: 32 Women in Theatre:

Karin Becker, German Executive Artistic Director interviewed by Dana Rufolo OUR CRITICS 34 Crysse Morrison on critic HG Matthews 36 Nick Ahad on Playwriting EUROPE 38 Natalia Isaeva in Paris 40 Margaret Rose in Milan 42 Sergio Lo Gatto in Venice:

an interview with Jetse Batelaan 44 Hans-Jürgen Bartsch in Berlin 46 Jakob Hingst in Hamburg AUSTRALIA 49 Margaret Leask in Sydney RUSSIA 50 The Savage Art of Forgetting:

Marina Davydova: Teatr. editorial Vera Pilgun on Igor Terentiev IRAN 54 Mohammad Reza Aliakbari in Tehran ISRAEL 56 Doron Elia in Jerusalem CHINA 58 Dana Rufolo in Beijing CANADA 60 Malcolm Page in Vancouver USA 62 Robert Schneider in Connecticut 64 Lawrence Bommer in Chicago 66 Glenda Frank in New York 67 Broadway Listings BRAZIL 68 Oleno Netto: an interview with

Denise Stoklos

FRONT COVER: Richard Harrington as Johnny and Katherine Parkinson as Judy in the touring Home, I'm Darling by Laura Wade. Directed by Tamara Harvey. Photo: Manuel Harlan. Read the review on page 25.


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