“Borrowers and Lenders” investigates Punchdrunk’s production of “Sleep No More.”
First off, there’s this incredible promo video which was built into the introductory article. Lots of old familiar faces.
There’s 10 articles (all look quite lengthy) that seem to each dissect the show in various ways. I’m sure they will create quite a lot of discussion. Just from the titles, you can interpret the tone of some of the opinions of these Shakespeare scholars. Congrats to our very own Delirium Dog, who wrote the 10th article, “Tracking the Scottish Play: The Sounds of Sleep No More.”
A plane ride to the West Coast should give me ample time to read them all.
You may recognize essays #7 and #10 from Tumblr.
Essay #7 still contains the claims that there are multiple Macbeths/Lady Macbeths at the banquet table scene and that Nurse Shaw is a former “prior patient” (should be “pica patient” per the program). The author does not seem to realize that the bald actress is a witch (Bald Witch), either.
Essay #5 (Crossing the Line: Liminality and Lies in Sleep No More) is particularly nicely-written, though it contains spoilers for those who have not yet experienced the Matron’s 1:1.