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Richard III (With Mark Rylance)

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#11 bickypeg

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:49 AM

Epicoene- I've only seen productions where wry smiles are called for rather than proper laughs!

#12 Michael

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:45 AM

A very interesting and unusual performance from Rylance, as I'd hoped. Like his Richard II from a few years ago, he seemed to spend much of the play in a semi-bewildered state: not the deep schemer as Gloucester is often played, but a sort of loveless creep who can't believe what he's getting away with.

A nice little improvised touch on the night I saw it: as he got to the line "All the world to nothing!" in Act I, he walked slowly across the stage, reached out and caught a little dandelion seed that had been slowly drifting over the audience, and stood contemplating it for a second. He got a big round of applause for that.

The cross-dressing worked well, I thought. It seemed to highlight the strangeness of this exceptionally disfunctional family.

I didn't like: Roger Lloyd Pack urging the audience to cheer and shout "Long live King Richard!", like he was back in panto.

#13 Jamiem

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:40 PM

Is it selling out at the globe?

#14 xanderl

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:45 PM

Last time I looked there were only standing yard tickets left.
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

#15 Jamiem

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:16 PM

At the Apollo twelfth night is outselling it at a rate of three tickets to one

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:19 AM

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

I realise I'm late in coming to this one, but why isn't Mark Rylance a knight, did he turn it down? Absolutely loved it from the manic laughter to the bitter end. Raved at length on the blog http://www.frontrowd...aturday-19.html
www.frontrowdress.com





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