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25 August 2006

Arts

Quakers at the Festival - preview

Edinburgh Meeting house hosted 17 plays over the Edinburgh festival, providing a prime opportunity for outreach. Here volunteers review two of the plays – more reviews can be found at www.venue40.org.uk

Pains of Youth by Bruckner
'Everyone should shoot themselves at seventeen – after that all is disappointment'


  • With characteristic daring and emotional intensity Captain Theatre returns to the Fringe with a revival of a rarely-performed Bruckner play, following last year's sell-out production of 'Antigone'


  • 'Pains of Youth' is an uncomfortable play, with its exploration of emotional need and despair; its fascination with the tenor and attraction of death; its concern to show how physical and sexual sensation may be pushed to the limit in the search for existential authenticity

  • Heather Lister & Jane Angel

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