TARA LOFT TAKES
TO THE STAGE
Copyright 2001 Associated Newpapers Ltd.
[ September 7th 2001 ]
meets Tomb Raider tonight when a deeply unorthodox
interpretation of the Bard's works opens at Croydon's
Warehouse Theatre. Seven of Shakespeare's most
famous female characters, including Juliet, Ophelia
and Cleopatra, take to the stage in Lady Macbeth
Rewrites The Rulebook.
of being armed with some of the finest lines ever
written, these hardcore heroines are wielding
a far more direct weapon - swords. Transferring
from the Edinburgh Festival, this new play was
written by Royal Shakespeare Company fightarranger,
Renny Krupinski - and it shows.
46, said: "I've always written and I teach stage-fighting,
so when I came across lots of very good female
fighters who had nothing to do on stage, I realised
it would be a good idea to do an all-female fight
was Krupinski's inspiration for his plot about
Lady Macbeth's determination to wipe out the Bard's
other tragic heroines and emerge with all of the
author's best lines - even encountering a character
tellingly called Tara Loft.