Moby-Dick
Drama

Arcola

Moby-Dick

27 Mar 2013 - 04 May 2013

£14.00 - £18.00

Pro reviewers rating
4 reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
2 reviews

4.5 out of 5.0

  • Synopsis
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t's true. It's all true for Moby-Dick. He's a killer, he's a fury, he's an angel of hell. Why if the white whale could talk he'd talk like Ahab.

Nantucket.1851. Centre of a whaling industry that transformed blubber into the oils and candles that lit the world. It’s there that a schoolmaster called Ishmael arrives to ship on a whale-boat. He enrols under Ahab, Captain of the Pequod – a man bent on destroying the white whale that lost him his leg. Certain the destruction of his nemesis will slake his thirst; Ahab’s single-minded pursuit of Moby-Dick consumes Ishmael, the crew and the Pequod itself.
 
The spirit and atmosphere of Melville's masterpiece – romantic, ambiguous, characterful and rich with allegory – is captured on stage.

Arcola [Fringe,Off West End]

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Anyone looking for a dose of cultural literacy could do much worse than to familiarise themselves with one of the (impenetrable) American classics by watching this adaptation which is absolutely compelling throughout. Having read the book 20 years ago, I remembered it as 10% context-setting, 80% looking for the whale, 2% action, and 8% discussion of the economics of whaling. Seb Armesto's adaptati...

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Cabe Franklin 30 Apr 2013

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