Julie Taymor

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Enter a feminist superhero … without the catfights and ass-kicking
Director Julie Taymor tells how her new film depicts women’s rights pioneer Gloria Steinem, minus the stereotypes

Dalya Alberge

07, Mar, 2021 @6:53 AM

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Julie Taymor: how we made The Lion King musical
‘The sheer idea of having a stampede on stage was exciting – the bigger the risk, the bigger the payoff’

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

22, Oct, 2019 @5:01 AM

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Should our theatres do more to challenge audiences?
Sarah Kane’s ultra-violent Cleansed left them reeling in the stalls at the National Theatre last week. Was that a rare exception on an otherwise tame British stage?

Matt Trueman and Mark Shenton

27, Feb, 2016 @4:00 PM

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Julie Taymor: 'When women fail, they don’t get another chance as easily'
After a painful failure with Spider-Man, Taymor has bounced back with stage and now film versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Here she talks about why there are still few female directors, and why she won’t do Hamlet

Mark Lawson

19, Jun, 2015 @5:16 PM

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Julie Taymor stages directorial comeback with A Midsummer Night's Dream
Tony award-winning director to open new off-Broadway theatre with 'visceral' version of Shakespeare's play

Matt Trueman

24, Jan, 2013 @3:52 PM

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Julie Taymor sues Spider-Man producers over unpaid royalties
Sacked director and co-author wants more than $1m in compensation for work on Broadway's blockbuster musical

Matt Trueman

09, Nov, 2011 @3:29 PM

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Tangled web: Director of Spider-Man musical is forced out
Cost overruns, technical hang-ups, accidents and bad reviews have allegedly seen Julie Taymor asked to leave the production

Ed Pilkington

09, Mar, 2011 @6:02 PM

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The Tempest – review

Helen Mirren is the only reason for seeing Julie Taymor's take on Shakespeare, writes Philip French

Philip French

06, Mar, 2011 @12:04 AM

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The Tempest – review
Helen Mirren is the feminised "Prospera" in Julie Taymor's adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest and her forceful performance makes it worth seeing, says Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

03, Mar, 2011 @11:03 PM

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The Lion King: a feast for the eyes, if little else | Michael Billington
Michael Billington: The plot is thin, the musical numbers bland – but Julie Taymor's production remains kaleidoscopically brilliant

Michael Billington

04, Jan, 2011 @8:32 PM

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TV highlights 22 December

Christmas With Gordon | Victoria Wood With All the Trimmings | Panorama: Supermarkets | Close Up With Sir Peter Hall and Julie Taymor | Ugly Betty | Little Crackers

Julia Raeside, Andrew Mueller, Jonathan Wright and Martin Skegg

20, Dec, 2010 @1:05 AM

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Julie Taymor's The Tempest to close Venice film festival | Ben Child

Director's second Shakespeare reimagining will feature Ben Whishaw as Ariel and Helen Mirren as a female Prospero

Ben Child

27, Jul, 2010 @1:31 PM

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