Mark Fisher

Review: 'La Didone'


Watching the Wooster Group's "La Didone" is like witnessing the collision of tectonic plates. From one direction comes the 17th-century opera by Francesco Cavalli, retelling Virgil's legend of Dido…


Oliver Stone, Jacqueline Stone

Review: 'Poppea'


Artistic director Jonathan Mills has built his inaugural program for the Edinburgh Festival around the 400th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo." Using this formative opera as an example…

Review: 'Fuerzabruta'


Imagine a performance of Cirque du Soleil's "O," except instead of sitting in your comfortable Las Vegas seat, you are thrust into the middle of the show and forced to experience it viscerally…

Review: 'Damascus'


Last year the Traverse, Scotland's home of new writing, kicked off its Edinburgh Festival Fringe program with "Petrol Jesus Nightmare #5," a violent broadside by Henry Adam that raged against…

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