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20 Oct 2005

Dido and Aeneas, Majestic Theatre, Boston

aeneas_dido(daumier)_small.jpg[Aeneas und Dido by Honoré Daumier, 1842]
By Shirley Apthorp [Financial Times, 20 October 2005]

The three witches sport slinky mermaid dresses and carry pink buckets and spades. The chorus has beach balls; the First Sailor splashes in with a surfboard. The stage is one vast, shimmering pool. Dido, alone on her craggy island, broods her way towards inevitable tragedy.

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