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Francesco Vezzoli, director of Right You Are If You Think You Are
, adapted from the italian play Così E’ (Se Vi Pare)
by Luigi Pirandello, explains his work method and why he chose Cate to be the main actress here
Here’s an interview with Cate talking about The Maids, which is currently showing in New York:
Sydney Theatre Company is bringing The Maids to New York in August.
Here’s the info from Lincoln Center Festival website:
By Jean Genet
With Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabelle Huppert
New English translation by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton
Director Benedict Andrews
Set and costume designer Alice Babidge
Lighting designer Nick Schlieper
Music Oren Ambarchi
Video designer Sean Bacon
Sound designer Luke Smiles
Sydney Theatre Company returns to Lincoln Center Festival with Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert, and Elizabeth Debicki in Jean Genet’s The Maids. Inspired by the story of the infamous Papin sisters who brutally killed their employer and her daughter, Genet’s play delves into the rituals of siblings Claire and Solange—played by Blanchett and Huppert—as they take turns playing both sides of the power divide and plot the demise of the domineering Mistress (Debicki). The production is directed by one of Australia’s most regarded theatrical talents, Benedict Andrews.
In 2012, Sydney Theatre Company’s “glorious” (New York Times) production of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya was a break-out hit of Lincoln Center Festival, and with this North American premiere of The Maids, the company brings yet another acclaimed new staging to New York. Critics raved that the ravishing glass-box set is “the perfect high-octane setting for the sisters’ fantasies of death and desire to unfold” (Time Out Sydney) and a “temple to narcissism, excess, and paranoia” (Huffington Post).
“This is an opportunity to see two of the world’s best actresses playing opposite one another in a confronting but absorbing play, and to witness the debut stage role of a young actress who is billed by many to be the next Cate Blanchett. Don’t miss it.”
“A radiant production!”
“Isabelle Huppert delivers a strong, textured and playful performance.”
—The Guardian (London)
“Debicki, who appeared as Jordan Baker in [Baz Luhrmann’s film of] The Great Gatsby, is a towering figure, in all senses. She commands attention as she crushes her mature maids with the cruel power of her youth and beauty.”
“Benedict Andrews’s fine direction guides us beautifully through.”
This performance is approximately one hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission.
Presented in association with New York City Center.
Hello everyone! As you might know, I’m working on merging the content from cate-blanchett.com over here, and the gallery is done! I’ve just finished uploading the Photoshoots and Theatre Work. I’ll be working on the Videos and the rest of the content, along with a new layout. Here’s what’s new on pictures:
Threatre > 2013 The Maids
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Cate’s latest play “The Maids” has just opened and it’s getting great reviews:
TO bring together two actors of such greatness is wonderful but to bring them together in such a play as this is brilliant. Genet’s unsettling 1947 existentialist drama about two maids, Claire (Cate Blanchett) and Solange (Isabelle Huppert), who play out their fantasies of abjection and domination, is full of layers.
In their little acted-out “ceremony”, Claire plays Madame and Solange plays Claire (at least this time) but the theatrical levels are always shifting, flickering back and forth between different realities that are, in the end, all performances, like the theatre and like our lives.
And there is the fact that we are watching Blanchett and Huppert in magnificent, tour-de-force performances. They are celebrities as well as great actors and this layer – just watching them strut their stuff – becomes part of the fabric of the production. Add Elizabeth Debicki (who played Jordan Baker in the recent film The Great Gatsby) as an almost offensively young, beautiful, stupid and cruel Madame and we see Genet’s squalid drama of dreams and play-acting lifted into a different realm.
Andrews’ longtime collaborator Cate Blanchett is in stunning form as Claire, picking up every nuance and flying through her character’s more difficult turns with skill and grace. Isabelle Huppert delivers a strong, textured and playful performance, but doesn’t bring the same kind of refinement and depth as Blanchett. Her diction is mostly clear, but as the play is so language-based, she struggles to keep up with Blanchett who conveys the intention and subtext of every single word in the script.