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#11 The Suburbanite

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 12:39 PM

This was okay in parts but overall unsatisfying. As with previous Millers I can't quite put my finger on why. Maybe it's just bad luck with the plays of his I've seen but I have yet to come away fully satisfied by one. I'm usually intrigued by the subject matter.

There was something flat about it, something missing. It had its moments but as a whole, for me, it didn't gel.

I often have an issue with Sher's stage work having a somewhat over-studied quality to it and unfortunately this was the case here. He seemed ill at ease but it was an early preview and maybe he'll warm up, I hope so anyway. Everyone else was good.
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 07:04 AM

rolleyes.gif Went to see this play on Saturday .It was superbly acted by all the cast,but with particular mention to Anthony Sher.It is on at The Tricycle
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 08:15 AM

There's a thread here too with some comments already. I wasn't very impressed by it and found Sher's performance a bit laboured.
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 11:05 PM

I know exactly what you mean about Sher's acting, but I really enjoyed this.  I thought it was a great piece of writing and Nigel Lindsay was the stand out acting wise for me.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:14 AM

QUOTE(dude-1981 @ Oct 11 2010, 11:05 PM) View Post
Nigel Lindsay was the stand out acting wise for me.

I've seen him quite a few times and never seen a weak performance, he's very reliable.

I'm starting to feel like I'm the perennial guy on the outside looking in when it comes to Miller. A really intriguing premise of a play, with a very good cast, in a small fringe-or-call-it-what-you-will venue (my favourite kind) and it still doesn't fully click with me!  sad.gif

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:15 AM

PS The London Evening Standard gave it, and Sher, a glowing review but I haven't seen any others yet.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:09 PM

Suburbanite: you mean you don't think The Crucible or Death of a Salesman or All my Sons are great plays?


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Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:10 PM

Well, some people just don't click with some playwrights. Lord knows I've seen and read enough Noel Coward over the years, but he *still* leaves me cold! I know others like him, I can see how he's good, but I just don't like him myself. smile.gif

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:40 PM

QUOTE(Lynette @ Oct 12 2010, 02:09 PM) View Post
Suburbanite: you mean you don't think The Crucible or Death of a Salesman or All my Sons are great plays?

I've read The Crucible and it's very compelling, and is of great interest to me as the HUAC era is a kind of pet subject of mine. Similarly, other of his works have fascinating subject matters. But having read and seen Salesman and Sons - and I realise this will be regarded as theatre heresy by some - no, they just didn't do it for me. As Weez said above, that 'click' has never happened for me.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:45 PM

Like me and Sondheim, no click.




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