Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:09 AM
Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:17 AM
(I seem to remember Ian Holm's King Lear also played the Cottesloe, although I don't really know what they did with the space...)
Also, there are other shows in the other auditoria. I would be very surprised if Peter Hall weren't able to get the auditorium of his choice, but there is always the possibility he didn't get his request in early enough this time.
Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:23 AM
Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:24 AM
Posted 12 October 2010 - 12:34 PM
I'm sure those involved in both would say that they need intimate spaces for their particular interpretations.
Yes, it does generate buzz, but that's good for theatre generally.
Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:01 PM
The Holm Lear used the space longwise and had a sheet of water down one side [ I got a bit wet..] and the Henry Goodman Merchant of Venice was in the roundish. It's nice to see Shakespeare done up close and personal as our actors today are so good they can do it well. These days there is a tendency to plonk a cushion down here and there to indicate intimate indoor space and so I wonder how they will do Twelfth Night with its indoors and in between places settings. I think I'd rather see nothing than another joint stool or chaise hauled on by stage hands. And carpets - how they love to unroll them there carpets - happens nearly every show I see! In Twelfth Night there is of course one of the very funniest scenes in Shakespeare, the box tree. Maybe this time the actors wil get inside a box tree.
Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:27 PM
Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:37 PM
Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:43 PM
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