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Emperor and Galilean by Henrik Ibsen, National Theatre
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
There have been a number of feature articles in the quality broadsheets on Emperor and Galilean, which will have its press night tonight at the National Theatre.

Firstly, in the Guardian. Jonathan Kent on why his new production of Ibsen's play about a Roman emperor's struggle with his faith is so timely.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2011/jun/13/henrik-ibsen-emperor-galillean-theatre

Then, the Telegraph. Dynamic duo launch into a leviathan. Directors Jonathan Kent and Ian McDiarmid are used to challenges. But a nine-hour Ibsen boasting 75 speaking parts? Jasper Rees reports.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-features/8548403/Dynamic-duo-launch-into-a-leviathan.html

And finally, the Independent. Ibsen's 'Emperor and Galilean': a lost classic.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/features/ibsens-emperor-and-galilean-a-lost-classic-2292211.html

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Thank you for these links. The more I read and hear, the more excited I am about seeing this production. Fingers crossed Andrew Scott can pace himself and keep fit for the full run. It's a massive task, as I believe he is on stage for virtually the entire three hours plus of the play's duration. :-)

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Re Andrew Scott - I have not seen the production yet so I have no clue re how long he is on stage for but he is definitely all over the programme - there are lots and lots of photos of Andrew in the programme - I had a sneaky look the last time I was at the National.

When I did my backstage tour last Thursday we went in to the Olivier as they were finishing the dress rehearsal, didn't see Andrew though.

I'm going to see it twice now.

I was at the NT Archive talk on NT Live which was fascinating and then I went and saw the second half of the production. Mr Scott is definitely a commanding presence on the stage and very charismatic.

I was then hanging out in the foyer after the production as I often do, and Mr Scott came skipping by. He seemed very happy and pleased as punch. I am thrilled for him!

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