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#1 Lynette

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 12:20 AM

Saw Happy Days this evening, Fiona Shaw. I think it was the last performance , audience full of bright young things..standing ovation. I think it is a remarkable play, a piece of dramatic poetry and Fiona Shaw gave the best version of I have seen. Credit to D Warner who really read it well. Does anyone else rate this play as one of the best of 20th century?

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 03:47 AM

It's one of the best plays by one of the best writers of all time for me - about as complete a piece of theatre as it's possible to create.  I loved the production but I'm afraid I've never got Fiona Shaw; to me she lacks charisma and range.  I sat watching thinking how fantastic the show would be with a actress of the quality to match the play.  (I have to admit to never have seen it staged before.)

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 09:57 AM

I agree with Lynette. It's a fantastic play in an amazing production. I was in tears with most of the audience and Fiona S. The best thing at the NT for quite a while I think

Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.


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Posted 02 March 2007 - 12:10 PM

Thanks for the recommendation. I'm going to book and see this.

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 12:32 PM

I agree about the play and I thought Fiona Shaw was terrific. I always find her delivery wonderful but find her a little too physical as an actor, so having her moored to the floor in a mound of rubble worked superbly for me! (no offence to her - she's a highly talented actor). Certainly one of the best plays of the 20th century.

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 06:54 PM

QUOTE(Blue @ Mar 2 2007, 12:10 PM) View Post
Thanks for the recommendation. I'm going to book and see this.



Good luck with that!
He used to call me Blue Roses.

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 09:19 AM

QUOTE(josh @ Mar 2 2007, 06:54 PM) View Post
Good luck with that!


Yes I found it quite difficult.  tongue.gif




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