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IN DUTCH MAESTRO Ivo van Hove's radical interpretation of Albert Camus' Caligula (below), the philosophising tyrant has a cameraman at his beck and call. Although the actors never face the audience in this study of existentialist man in extremis, we are made privy to the horrors that unfurl via a bank of video screens. In Dutch (with surtitles).

Playhouse, Edinburgh (0131-473 2000) 7.30pm

Vying for attention - and not to be outdone by Ted Hughes's new version, starring Diana Rigg, which opens at the Albery tomorrow - Racine's masterpiece, Phedre, is staged in French (with surtitles) by ace director Luc Bondy.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (0131-473 3000) 7.30pm