05 April 2010

Robert Shaw's "Three Women" by Sylvia Plath to New York

Robert Shaw's critically acclaimed production of "Three Women" by Sylvia Plath will be on stage at 59E59 Theaters in New York City from 4 to 31 October 2010. Shaw's

"Three Women" debuted at the Jermyn Street Theatre in London in January 2009 and also played the Edinburgh Festival in August. The location of the theater is perfect before it's the same area Plath was familiar with during June 1953. It's four blocks by one block from the Barbizon at E. 63rd & Lexington Avenue and two blocks by one block from Mademoiselle's offices at 575 Madison Avenue.

Shaw says, "I'm thrilled to be bringing our production home to the the land of Sylvia Plath's birth. I'll be recasting all the roles and I'm looking forward to working with US actors on this iconic play. I'll be in New York in May and will be holding preliminary meetings with actors at that time."

Actors looking for information on "Three Women" can find it on Breakdown Express. Shaw encourages anyone with a passion for Plath to get in touch via Breakdown Express.

Praise from the London & Edinburgh performances.

* * * * * Worth heading out early to catch this memorable Plath production - Edinburgh Evening News

* * * * * …three of the best acting performances I have witnessed at the Fringe - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

* * * * Shaw's brief yet wonderful production savours every last word… - The Times (Benedict Nightingale)

* * * * …it is performed excellently, using a simple backdrop, minimal props and lighting, and focusing attention on some superb acting. - Three Weeks (Hannah Atkinson)

* * * * …this is a powerful, well-staged production. It is also a fantastic, rare opportunity to see Plath’s only play, a work written at the height of her powers - Fringe Review (Rebecca Carey)

...a stunning piece of writing about pregnancy and childbirth, spiky, teeming with extraordinary metaphors, tapping into a feminine experience one sees and hears so rarely. This first-class
production… is both powerful and compelling. - The Stage (William McEvoy)

…this is a high-class production of a very classy work by the poet who sadly died too young to fulfil her potential - Remote Goat (Aline Waites)

…resonates soul-deep, regardless of one’s experiences or one’s sex - Financial Times (Ian Shuttleworth)

…director Robert Shaw can claim to have a coup on his hands… exquisite - Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)


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Please note the image above is not associated with the production. It is a detail of the 1968 limited edition publication of Three Women: A Monologue for Three Voices with an introduction by Douglas Cleverdon.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Awesome news man. Booked my hotel.

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