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#51 Epicoene

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

View Postxanderl, on 16 November 2012 - 01:40 PM, said:

I agree the publicity on this one is admirably clear - as was the publicity for Troilus and Cressida for that matter!  

No it wasn't. For a start it said that Rupert Goold would be directing it. And it omitted to say that offensive racial stereotyping would be involved.

View Postxanderl, on 16 November 2012 - 01:40 PM, said:

They do have a problem in that a section of the audience seems to want "traditional" productions which seems to mean doublet and hose all round.

You've just made that up. It isn't true.

#52 xanderl

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:26 PM

Any particular reason you are digging up 5 week old posts to disagree with?
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#53 Epicoene

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:03 AM

View Postxanderl, on 20 December 2012 - 06:26 PM, said:

Any particular reason you are digging up 5 week old posts to disagree with?

Oh sorry, I forgot there was a statute of limitations that means you can post any old rubbish you want and if it stays there for 5 weeks then it is accepted as fact.

When were doublet and hose productions the norm at Stratford ? Probably the 1950s was right at the end of that period, so about 60 years ago, so this mythical "section" of the audience who require them would be aged 75+ and would have sat out the intervening years fuming in their seats at every single one of the RSC's great productions from the Brook "Dream" and "Lear" through the Nunn "Macbeth", "Romans", "Comedy of Errors", "All's Well" and so on and so on. I don't recall a single complaint about those "non-traditional" productions. All the Straford audience really want is good productions, and whichever way you look at it the Troilus and Cressida shambles just wasn't. On the other hand, Peter Gill's lamentable doublet and hose Romeo and Juliet can't have pleased anyone.

#54 Lynette

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:13 AM

Now, now, people. Quick open the sherry bottle, someone.

#55 xanderl

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

I had a nice sherry at work actually, Lynette, then found a useful button on my profile which makes reading the forum much more relaxing :)

Full casting announced for Hamlet - http://www.whatsonst...an Slinger.html
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:03 PM

Am I wrong but will Jonathan Slinger and Greg Hicks look similar in age? Nice touch.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:49 AM

View PostLynette, on 21 December 2012 - 10:03 PM, said:

Am I wrong but will Jonathan Slinger and Greg Hicks look similar in age? Nice touch.
Check out the Olivier film. Hamlet is 10 years older than Gertrude  :blink:

#58 Epicoene

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

Greg Hicks joins Brian Blessed in having played both the brothers Old Hamlet and Caludius.  Has anyone else ? Richard Easton I think, probably some others.

What else is Greg Hicks playing in the season ? A couple of years ago he announced he was going to do more film work and less classical theatre, just before he played Lear, Leontes and Julius Caesar. He is one of the few top rank classical actors who is willing to work for the RSC for a full season these days.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:08 PM

I think I just meant it will give the actors an opportunity to explore the father..son thing even further, not to mention the sexual thing... having your mother marry a bloke your age.
Greg Hicks is a super actor in classical roles. I haven't seen him in a movie or on the telly. What has he done?

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

Epi - Casting of the rest of the season hasn't yet been announced.
Lyno - There's 19 years' age difference between JS and GH.




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