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King Lear - Nt

Simon Russel Beale/Sam Mendes

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#51 peggs

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:07 PM

It's going to be a bun fight to get tickets for this.

#52 Pharaoh's number 2

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:47 PM

Crack supporting cast for this: Kate Fleetwood and Anna Maxwell Martin as Goneril and Reagan, Olivia Vinall as Cordelia (currently the NT's Desdemona), Adrian Scarborough as the Fool (fab casting) and Stanley Townsend as Kent.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:55 AM

I don't think anyone here has mentioned SRB's Macbeth - a performance that most agree didn't seem to work.
Still, like most people on this site I will attempt to see anything that he does though. Always interesting.

#54 Epicoene

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:27 AM

View Postmusicals fan, on 26 July 2013 - 06:55 AM, said:

I don't think anyone here has mentioned SRB's Macbeth - a performance that most agree didn't seem to work.
Still, like most people on this site I will attempt to see anything that he does though. Always interesting.
I mentioned it at some point. Agree it didn't work at all, just some angry red-faced fat bloke, it was almost comic especially in the fight scenes. There are other Shakespeares he plainly couldn't play, Coriolanus for example, King Lear seems borderline but I'll suspend judgement.

#55 xanderl

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:31 AM

Romeo?
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:26 AM

View PostEpicoene, on 26 July 2013 - 08:27 AM, said:

I mentioned it at some point. Agree it didn't work at all, just some angry red-faced fat bloke, it was almost comic especially in the fight scenes. There are other Shakespeares he plainly couldn't play, Coriolanus for example, King Lear seems borderline but I'll suspend judgement.

SRB has very much become the house style of the NT. Regardless of his abilities and physique for the role …

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


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:03 AM

I'm already wilting at the thought of trying to get tickets for this...

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:16 AM

I don't really get the complaints about SRB not looking like a Lear. Why do we assume Lear looks like Gandalf? People come in all shapes and sizes and there's no reason why Lear shouldn't look like SRB any more than there's any reason why benedick shouldn't look like James Earl Jones.

#59 wickedgrin

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:59 AM

Tickets for this will be impossible to obtain for us mere mortals. Sigh!

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:00 PM

Really? It's not been exactly tricky to get tickets for SRB's current performance.




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