Theatre: First Call

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THE RSC takes a break from Shakespeare with a trinity of one-act plays by John Synge and W B Yeats, centred on the theme of death. Synge's Riders to the Sea is about a mother mourning the death of two sons while in The Shadow of the Glen, an old man discovers the depth of his wife's feelings by faking his death. Lastly, in Yeats's Purgatory (of which this is the first major production in 20 years), ghosts relive their crimes.

The Other Place Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire (01789 295623) opens 18 Feb 1999