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Bakkhai

Almeida Theatre, London

© Marc Brenner

© Marc Brenner

For the second production in Rupert Goold’s exciting Greek trilogy, hubris once again becomes a leading player, this time in the guise of Pentheus, the son of Agave whose curiosity and inflexibility – like Shakespeare’s Coriolanus (with whom incidentally, one can see several parallels) – leads him to a terrible death. Continue reading