Yuppie Days Are Here Again; Theatre Director Joss Bennathan Makes Classics Sexy. He's Has Brought Ben Jonson Up to Date, Mixing Karl and Groucho Marx along the Way
Paton, Maureen, The Evening Standard (London, England)
Byline: MAUREEN PATON
HEARD the one about the school dropout who became a comedian, an Ofsted inspector and a theatre director who sexes up the classics? Step forward Joss Bennathan, a man of so many parts that he was a married father-of-two by the age of 20, an academic 10 years later, a teacher of deprived children, a writer of textbooks and an absurdly youthful schools inspector by his mid-thirties.
The 43-year-old natural son of the Marxist historian Professor Eric Hobsbawm, he has made a career out of doing things differently. A paler version of Jeff Goldblum with the same sculptable head and bugeyed intensity, the 6ft 4in Joss used to win over East End classes …
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Publication information: Article title: Yuppie Days Are Here Again; Theatre Director Joss Bennathan Makes Classics Sexy. He's Has Brought Ben Jonson Up to Date, Mixing Karl and Groucho Marx along the Way. Contributors: Paton, Maureen - Author. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: January 10, 2002. Page number: 46. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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