Better but still forgettable was Edward II at the National. I was seriously put off by its overreliance on video. Now, it wasn't boring, I'll give it that; but it was unengaging. Bah.
Thrashing them both soundly was a one-acct play called >Agamemnon, set in World War I (in a trenches bunker), following very loosely the theme of the old myth but with a soldier, not a king, and an abandoned war bride, not an angry queen. I was completely caught up in this.
Tonight it's the big Midsummer Night's Dream in the Michael Grandage series; I really hope it's not another turkey.