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Top theatre shows to see this week (August 13-19)

La Maladie de la Mort. Photo: Stephen Cummiskey
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La Maladie De La Mort – Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

After the extraordinarily potent and moving Anatomy of a Suicide, director Katie Mitchell reunites with Alice Birch for an adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ novel La Maladie De La Mort. It runs from August 16-19 at the Royal Lyceum Theatre as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

Emilia – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Emilia rehearsals. Photo: Helen Murray

Michelle Terry’s inaugural season at Shakespeare’s Globe continues with Morgan Lloyd Malcom’s new play about Emilia Lanier, early modern poet and the woman thought to be Shakespeare’s muse – the Dark Lady of the sonnets. It opens on August 15.

… Not to mention the Edinburgh Fringe

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