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Interview: Leo Butler

Synopsis
Playwright Leo Butler talks to Aleks Sierz about his new work, One of These Days, a play commissioned by the RSC as part of the Complete Works Festival. Inspired by readings of The Tempest, the play is an epic and brutal journey into occupied Ireland during the eighteenth century. Knowing that her soldier lover is leaving for England, a local woman unleashes a sequence of events that will result in tragedy for both of their children. Butler shows what happens when a violent foreign power is in intimate and callous contact with the primitive heart of an ancient society.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Multimedia
Recording date
4 Mar 2008
Duration
42 mins

Credits

Contributor
Aleks Sierz; Leo Butler

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Complete Works Festival (Stratford upon Avon 2006-7)
Related items
One of These Days

Notes

Notes
Recordings can be listened to online at the Theatrevoice archive: http://www.theatrevoice.com/the_archive/. Site accessed 11/2008.
General
Theatrevoice is a website for audio content about British theatre, and features journalists from across the UK as well as press and practitioners from across the theatre industry. It was set up in 2003 to see if theatre could be talked about in a new way: allowing critics to be more expansive than the usual space constraints of the print media allowed. In 2008, V&A Theatre Collections and Rose Bruford College, London agreed to support the site in partnership. (http://www.theatrevoice.com/about_us/, accessed 7/2010)
History
The play was directed by Ramon Gray at the Tricycle Theatre.

Online Availability

Online URL
www.theatrevoice.com

Production Company

Name

Theatrevoice

Email
info@theatrevoice.com
Web
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Notes
Theatrevoice is the leading online site for audio content about British theatre.

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