The other week I did something unusual, at least for me – I saw the same Shakespeare production back-to-back, going to a Tuesday evening matinee and then a Wednesday evening performance. 1,544 more words
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On the most basic level Much Ado About Nothing at the Old Vic should have been absolutely brilliant if for nothing else than the two leads. 979 more words
The Royal Shakespeare company puts a modern-twist on Shakespeare’s infamous Hamlet, in this TV movie version of their stage production. The Prince of Denmark seeks sweet vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer.
This week we really sunk our teeth into the play.
Vassa by Maxim Gorky, translated by Ekaterina Kamotskaia and Mark Stevenson. What a play. We continued warming up and using the song exercise to connect with our characters and the other characters of the play, then the 3 acts were worked on in separate rooms, Katya directing one, Mark the other. 686 more words
Maureen and I have become connoisseurs of filmed plays of late. Worst is the National Theatre, because of the annoyingly patronising introductions by Emma Freud. Best is the Globe Theatre, which trusts us to know how to be playgoers and simply takes us straight into the performance. 2,478 more words
Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 13/11/2013
In David Tennant’s previous turn with the RSC there was, both literally and figuratively, a spectre haunting him and, so it seems, he is yet to shake it off in his current role in Richard II. 466 more words