LOS ANGELES—“Updated” and “re-imagined” variations of classics often misfire but such as the change of Romeo and Juliet into western Side tale, Eduardo Machado’s reworking of Aristophanes’s Lysistrata is amongst the most useful. With Lysistrata Unbound, the Cuban playwright has changed the comedy as a Greek tragedy for the very own militarized times, but in doing this positively keeps the nature for this biting 411 BCE satire—as Spike Lee did in Chi-Raq, their 2015 anti-gun, anti-gang physical violence movie adaptation of Lysistrata.
Unlike other “remakes,” Machado’s rendition occurs when you look at the initial some time spot.
The cast that is large duration costumes created by Denise Blasor and Josh Los Angeles Cour. Mark Guirguis’s set that is simple Greek columns; courtesans as well as other Athenian females wear toga-like clothes, although the guys are mostly in warrior garb, although evidently with clever camouflaged shorts beneath their leather aprons or skirts. (altro…)
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