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#11 Duncan

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:15 AM

Mark Rylance will be playing the handbag. You read it here first.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

View PostJon, on 18 January 2013 - 05:42 PM, said:

I think it'll be a sellout just on Fry's name alone but I imagine they will secure the theatre once they have the dates available. Wonder if it'll be a commercial production or as part of the TRH Company as I think Trevor Nunn was to do another season once One Man finishes its run,

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

I know we are into sex blind casting these days but not sure about this one. Are we to see Fry hoicking up his 'bra' a la Les Dawson or metamorphed a la Danny La Rue?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:48 AM

View PostJamiem, on 19 January 2013 - 03:33 PM, said:



It is theatre royal haymarket opens mid October 2014
Nothing to do with Trevor nunn or rupees Gould

Interesting, I do wonder what's going on with TRH Company, it is still going on or they back to being a receiving commercial theatre.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:11 AM

View PostLynette, on 20 January 2013 - 12:17 AM, said:

I know we are into sex blind casting these days but not sure about this one. Are we to see Fry hoicking up his 'bra' a la Les Dawson or metamorphed a la Danny La Rue?

We don't yet know what his interpretation is?
Lucky enough to see Geoffrey rush in Melbourne quite brilliant

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:53 AM

Lady Bracknell isn't really a gendered character and has frequently been played by men, in different ways.

Dame Hilda Bracket played the part quite self-consciously as she clearly personally identified herself with Lady Bracknell, probably aspiring to her social status.

Bette Bourne played the part straight for ETT which emphasised her attitudes in isolation from her gender.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

Have to say it is nice seeing male actors given a chance for a change - there are so few plays with good parts for older male actors. :rolleyes:
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

View PostLynette, on 20 January 2013 - 12:17 AM, said:

I know we are into sex blind casting these days but not sure about this one. Are we to see Fry hoicking up his 'bra' a la Les Dawson or metamorphed a la Danny La Rue?

The best Lady B that I have seen (amongst many) was Russell Dixon at the Library Theatre in Manchester a few years back. I was completely carried by the performance to the extent that I quickly forgot it was a man - the "gorgon" of the text personified. That said I worry here that too big a actor personality will be fighting the character for on-stage supremacy.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

View PostIan, on 20 January 2013 - 11:41 AM, said:

The best Lady B that I have seen (amongst many) was Russell Dixon at the Library Theatre in Manchester a few years back. I was completely carried by the performance to the extent that I quickly forgot it was a man - the "gorgon" of the text personified. That said I worry here that too big a actor personality will be fighting the character for on-stage supremacy.

Have to agree with this Russell Dixon was superb in the role!
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

View PostIan, on 20 January 2013 - 11:41 AM, said:



The best Lady B that I have seen (amongst many) was Russell Dixon at the Library Theatre in Manchester a few years back. I was completely carried by the performance to the extent that I quickly forgot it was a man - the "gorgon" of the text personified. That said I worry here that too big a actor personality will be fighting the character for on-stage supremacy.
You might be right but we forget lady Bracknell is a small part in reality, two scenes if I remember rightly?
And Frys face is very Edith Evans!




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