At War With Love, Chiaroscuro Theatre Company

At War With Love
Presented in English
Greenside @ Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival        
August 8-20, 2016

Chiaroscuro Theatre Company
Directed by Gail Sawyer        

At War With Love sets Shakespeare's sonnets against the turbulent backdrop of war. This strongly physical production explores the depths of their themes of love, passion, jealousy, loss and regret.” --description from Fringe programme               

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Selected Reviews:
British Theatre Guide review (3 stars): "Chiaroscuro Theatre proves the notion that there is still much to be discovered and presented with Shakespeare as source."

Three Weeks review (2 stars): "Overwrought and overcooked, At War With Love lays it on thick while trying to bring Shakespeare’s sonnets to the stage. Set during WW1, four couples speak and write to each in other in the form of the bard’s sonnets. This potentially nice idea is dealt with too heavy-handedly to be truly successful, with subtle-as-a-brick ‘atmospheric’ music playing almost throughout the full play, which is far more annoying than it is romantic."

BroadwayBaby review (1 star): "A disappointing presentation of a decent idea – if you want to fall in love with Shakespeare, perhaps look elsewhere."