A Room Of One's Own Returns to Hampstead

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Feminists and fans of Bloomsbury will be delighted that Patrick Garland's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's various thoughts on women, education and literature, A Room of One's Own, returned to Hampstead Theatre for a short season (to Dec. 1) on Nov. 14.

Woolf is played by Dame Eileen Atkins, and Patrick Garland also directs, on a set designed by Michael Taylor and lit by Greg Gould.

This is a one-woman show that is more of a lecture than a play, but the intensity and wit of Woolf's observations and Eileen Atkins' ability to connect with an audience as if she really were holding forth at Girton College Cambridge, has held the audiences' attention on every outing that A Room Of One's Own has had since 1989.

—by Paul Webb Theatrenow