The National Ballet of China launched the second week of Edinburgh in color, while the National Theatre of Wales made some brilliant humor bible black
two more, three weeks in advance and the Edinburgh Fringe last in the home stretch ... but not over till it's over. Here's a quick update. Eastern Promises Festival of Asian style is booming, having opened dramatically last week with Peony Pavilion, a beautiful piece of the National Ballet of China. Just before I entered the show, I met a choreographer and director, and hear about the fascinating history of the company, Judith MacKrell praised his "language rarefied colors, symbols and visions." Response the opening of other major EIF was more varied - Wu Hsing-kuo King Lear a man must be one of the worst nights I spent in the theater for some time - but our criticism classic Tim Ashley performance was burned by the pianist Melvyn Tan works by John Cage for prepared piano. And the word is that Tim Supple vast stage adaptation of two parts of the Arabian Nights is too thin (I unfortunately had to run for my train ). We shall have to examine Michael Billington later.
has an interesting column in G2 today - is the rise of blogs and publications pop-up to the introduction of inflation in the test results of the Edinburgh Fringe? Discuss it.
eyes on the prize
Our colleagues were watching a retrospective mood, trying to bring together the best of the festival so far. Stephanie Merritt vote goes to Andrew Maxwell ("an informed and considered response to the touch currently popular"), but was also very impressed with Sarah Millican and Humphrey Ker. On the next play, Tom Lamont met with his replacement price of the festival - all the way "more intelligent response to a disturbance of mobile telephony" (actor Russell Woodhead) "pre-performance disclaimer alarming" (Dance Marathon in Traverse). Catch up with your other points of interest here.
invent as you go
Thanks for all your advice and criticism. Lisaxh wrote: "I recommend section Horne and Tim Key, both excellent," lisaheleddjones in agreement with our four-star review of Henry Paker, the aptly named EdFringeBitch was not too impressed with Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler, and suggested beancatbowskill ago to write an article on the reuse of comedy (We are still checking - more tips). And the question the question may be more relevant ZBrownie of all: "What do I need waterproof boots do not want to make the same mistake I did and turn @ LatitudeFest contrary" (my advice, Zoe, is yes: and CulturalWatch backup). Catch up with the latest tweets and send your comments to:. Twitter.com / edinburgh_fest