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Julius Caesar - Another Bladder Buster?


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#11 Epicoene

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:44 AM

View PostNicholas, on 27 November 2012 - 12:31 AM, said:

Too good a cast to be anything less than watchable though.

And too poor a director to be anything more.

#12 xanderl

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:50 AM

Boris Godunov at the rsc is another 2 hour-ish interval free show apparently
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:26 AM

Uh oh, I know I've booked in a really uncomfortable seat for this one..

I do agree with points made about JC working well without an interval, with an interval the second half really is just "OK, so he's dead.. dammit, what do we do now? We should have thought about this, chaps" - without you can keep the tension and momentum rolling much easier.

View Postxanderl, on 27 November 2012 - 08:50 AM, said:

Boris Godunov at the rsc is another 2 hour-ish interval free show apparently

And in the Swan too, oh God. That levels with the Donmar in uncomfortableness!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:22 PM

It's very loud, and lots of flickering lights.

Just wasn't my thing, rest of audience seemed delighted though. I just didn't get why they'd suddenly break things up with prison interruptions, as if to remind us of the setting once we'd happily forgotten.

Several of empty seats, in the circle one of the front row sides which I thought was Barclays was half empty. My row was missing a few too, but many standing so they must have been no shows.

#15 xanderl

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:34 PM

What's the running time please?
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#16 Pharaoh's number 2

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:25 AM

2hrs 5mins according to website.



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

Yes it was a bit over 2hrs, started late so can't be sure.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:15 AM

View Postjaqs, on 30 November 2012 - 10:22 PM, said:



Several of empty seats, in the circle one of the front row sides which I thought was Barclays was half empty. My row was missing a few too, but many standing so they must have been no shows.

Ah, mystery solved....new audience is people who decide to come "if they can be bothered". So that's going to be good then.....

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:52 AM

Ah, it was only £10... don't fancy going out into the cold. Stay at home and watch TV instead.



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:38 AM

Second preview tonight, a very lively run through, with lots going on. It's a bit of a kitchen sink approach and inevitably some bits work better than others. But I thought it was brilliant. Loved the way they filmed Caesar's death, and Anthony's "Friends, Romans" speech was very well done as well. I even enjoyed the switches into real prison life, though I can see why some wouldn't. Quite a Pussy Riot approach in the second half (the dainty way wish they'd brought ear plugs), plus a touch of Adam and the Ants' Prince Charming. And some scary Frances Barber masks (I want one!). The cast were all terrific.




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