Women Of Troy
Posted 07 September 2007 - 02:12 PM
Can't wait for the Women of Troy. All that dingy-panelled decor, those back-to-us wooden chairs and widescreen tableaux waiting just around the corner... I can see them already. Just have a care for those sightlines, Katie.
Posted 07 September 2007 - 03:15 PM
But you're wrong about the chorus not being intended to represent us. That is precisely why they traditionally wear masks and long robes - because they are meant to be anonymous, objective bystanders like the audience, not individual characters within the play. Compare the Common Man in Man for All Seasons. As for Hecuba - now you're talking! Much better, with much better acting, for my money.
Jan - you lucky s**.
Posted 07 September 2007 - 03:31 PM
And yes, I made that point, not Alexandra. My bad!
Posted 07 September 2007 - 04:06 PM
But I honestly can't imagine how Higgins could have plummeted any deeper - she wrung me out. But there we are, you and I are not the same people and nor (probably) did we see it or Iphigenia the same night.
Posted 07 September 2007 - 05:04 PM
Posted 07 September 2007 - 11:11 PM
Posted 07 September 2007 - 11:14 PM
I was going to say 'chiaroscuro', of course, but I realised I don't know how to spell it. So 'dingy' it has to be.
And watch out for artfully backlit willowy women too.
Posted 08 September 2007 - 12:13 AM
Erm, yes, AGREED - they're meant to be anonymous, objective bystanders, not individual characters. . . but that doesn't remotely mean they represent us. Don't know where you've got that idea from.
Posted 10 September 2007 - 08:50 AM
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