Angels in America, of Flesh and Blood

By | January 16th, 2016|LRO 16|

Deug Doen Group, a company directed by Aurélie Van Den Daele, recently staged Angels in America by playwright T. Kushner. This saga about the coming of AIDS in 1985 shows desperate characters with refined imaginary worlds occupied by the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg and a female Angel that we wanted to be wingless. The actress [...]

Barbarians at the Gates of Speech

By | November 27th, 2015|LRO 10|

It is a signifier that resonates in the deepest echo-chamber of Europe’s self-understanding, bequeathed to us as it is - along with philosophy, rhetoric and democratic ideals - by the culture of the ancient Greeks. Already there, half a millennia before Christ, ‘barbarism’ was doing a great deal of symbolic work. Certainly it invoked the [...]