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Aug 2011entertainmentMagazineTheatre

A Woman Killed with Kindness- Katie Mitchell revives Heywood classic

Britain’s most polarising director Katie Mitchell is currently presenting a revival of Thomas Heywood’s A woman killed with kindness at London’s National theatre. Receiving a second revival from Katie Mitchell, Thomas Heywood’s play follows two women, Anne (Liz White) and Susan (Sandy McDade). They only briefly meet but their lives are parallel as they deal with the issues of marriage, betrayal, possession and the punishments bestowed on them by society and themselves. Often hailed as a ‘destroyer’ of classical texts as well as an innovator, Mitchells willingness to cut and...