“Distraction was clearly her intention.”
4x45 is an innovative series of commissioned academic lectures and interviews, captured on film, providing a range of perspectives on a topic, theme or practitioner. Each volume, comprising four chapters, is hosted on Digital Theatre+ and published in print by Routledge.
In this lecture from Volume One, ‘The Theatre of Katie Mitchell’, Tom Cornford of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama discusses Mitchell’s productions of Lucia di Lammermoor, Miss Julie and The Cherry Orchard, examining her innovative stagings and the critical response to them. Cornford unpacks the criticisms that she is a European-style auteur, and explores her scenographic distractions, and her radical interpretations highlighting issues of class, gender and power relations.
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