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mourning becomes electra

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duration 3:03, incl. 1 pauze
premiere 06 Dec 2003

‘Ivo van Hove created a marvellous Mourning becomes Electra. Rrrreveeeeeengge! That’s what it’s about and you’ll know it. It left me feeling cold. And warm.’ states the jury report of the Theatre Festival in 2003. Right from the premiere the performance harvested praise from audience and press. Halina Reijn was celebrated for her grisly interpretation of Lavinia.

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'This surprising and shocking performance of Mourning becomes Electra was created ten years ago but has lost none of its contemporary relevance and influence.’ Theaterkrant *****

‘Van Hove works best in theatre repertoire where tried texts and strong acting can serve as a basis for experimental furnishing.’ NRC

‘The actors display furious attempts to manipulate feelings and control life and death.[…] In the performance contemporary compulsive urge to control the fate of humanity controls all.’ Financieele Dagblad

‘Ivo van Hove created a marvellous Mourning becomes Electra. Rrrreveeeeeengge! That’s what it’s about and you’ll know it. It left me feeling cold. And warm.’ Martin Schouten, Theaterfestival

‘Halina Reijn constructs a vibrant role, with cutting tekst management and a sharp insight into Lavinia’s character. Here, she proves herself grand actress that we long suspected she was.’ Juryrapport 2004 (nominatie Theo ‘Or)

‘Wherefore does man need gods to blame, when all the mourning is inbedded within himself?’ Telegraaf ‘Mourning becomes Electra shows, in an urgent way, how far people are prepared to go for a bit of love.’ Sp!ts

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