Robert Icke: Works One: Oresteia; Uncle Vanya; Mary Stuart; The Wild Duck; The Doctor (Oberon Modern Playwrights) (Paperback)

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Robert Icke's thrilling and radical adaptations of some of the great texts of Western theatre have enthralled theatregoers in London, in New York and around the world. This is the first collection of his multi-awardwinning work.


Oresteia: Orestes' parents are at war. A family drama spanning several decades, a huge, moving, bloody saga, Aeschylus' greatest and final play asks whether justice can ever be done - and continues to resonate more than two millennia after it was written.

Uncle Vanya: Chekhov's late masterpiece examines human behaviour in all of its beautiful, terrible, laughable contradiction.

Mary Stuart: Schiller's political tragedy takes us behind the scenes of British history's famous rivalry between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots.

The Wild Duck: A new version of Ibsen's masterpiece about the nature of truth, in which a stranger intervenes to reveal the lies in the past of a family, with tragic consequences.

The Doctor: Very freely adapting Professor Bernhardi by Arthur Schnitzler, Robert Icke has written a gripping moral thriller that uses the lens of medical ethics to examine urgent questions of faith, belief, and scientific rationality.

About the Author

Robert Icke is a writer and director. He is currently Ibsen Artist in Residence at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, where his productions include After Nora and Oedipus. He was Associate Director of the Almeida from 2013-19, where he adapted and directed 1984 (co-created with Duncan Macmillan, also tours, West End, Broadway), Uncle Vanya, Mary Stuart (also West End and tour), The Wild Duck and The Doctor (also Adelaide, tour, West End). His other Almeida productions included Hamlet (also West End and screened on BBC2), The Fever and Mr Burns. He has won the Critics' Circle, UK Theatre and (twice) the Evening Standard Awards for Best Director, and is the youngest ever winner of the Olivier Award for Best Director.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781786829078
ISBN-10: 178682907X
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication Date: October 15th, 2020
Pages: 616
Language: English
Series: Oberon Modern Playwrights