Ivo van Hove

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Paris’s ‘House of Molière’ wishes happy 400th birthday to French theatre legend
The Comédie-Française is celebrating the 17th-century dramatist by recreating Tartuffe, the play that outraged the Catholic church and almost ended his career

Laura Cappelle

10, Jan, 2022 @2:27 PM

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All About Theatre About Film: Ivo van Hove’s big-screen obsessions in focus
Europe’s in-demand theatre director is also an avid cinephile. A dizzying exhibition joins the dots between his adaptations of arthouse movies – by Antonioni, Bergman, Cassavetes and others – staged with designer Jan Versweyveld

Chris Wiegand

02, Dec, 2021 @3:27 PM

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The Glass Menagerie review – Ivo van Hove’s subterranean home blues
Isabelle Huppert stars in a shrewd staging of Tennessee Williams’s autobiographical memory play

Chris Wiegand

27, Nov, 2021 @1:15 PM

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David Bowie's Lazarus musical returns five years after his death
As the stage sequel to The Man Who Fell to Earth is streamed, theatre producer Robert Fox remembers his friend’s creative genius and generosity

Interview by Chris Wiegand

05, Jan, 2021 @9:58 AM

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'The violence should be tangible' – Ivo van Hove on roughing up West Side Story
Songs have been dropped, dance routines booted out and the street-fights look nasty. This is a West Side Story for the Trump era, says the avant-garde superstar director

Alexis Soloski

17, Feb, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The Nico Project; The Fountainhead – review
Maxine Peake is a woman possessed in The Nico Project, while Ivo van Hove adapts Ayn Rand’s controversial novel

Claire Armitstead

21, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Re:Creating Europe review – voices from history echo through Brexit
From Henry V’s speech to Jona Lewie’s Stop the Cavalry, this illuminating production explores the ‘flawed family’ of Europe

Mark Fisher

14, Jul, 2019 @12:27 PM

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The Fountainhead review – Ivo van Hove hypnotises with Ayn Rand's nonsense
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam present a constantly inventive, four-hour staging of the overheated 1943 polemic

Michael Billington

11, Jul, 2019 @9:29 AM

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The week in theatre: The Hunt; Present Laughter; The Damned – review
Young performers shine in a riveting adaptation of Thomas Vinterberg’s film about a falsely accused teacher. And Andrew Scott is a Noël Coward natural

Susannah Clapp

30, Jun, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Robert Icke: 'British theatre often thinks of itself as church'
As his bold new Oedipus heads to Edinburgh, the director discusses revamping Sophocles and the ‘poisonous nostalgia’ behind Brexit

Mark Fisher

24, Jun, 2019 @11:50 AM

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The Damned review – Ivo van Hove's Third Reich thriller is riveting
This adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1969 film, performed by the Comédie-Française, is full of startling set pieces

Michael Billington

20, Jun, 2019 @10:19 AM

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'People think it's a nest of vipers!' Inside the illustrious Comédie-Française
The Parisian theatre company is on a rare visit to the UK with Ivo van Hove’s The Damned. What are the secrets of the world’s oldest active troupe?

Laura Cappelle

17, Jun, 2019 @12:04 PM

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