Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:45 PM
Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:55 PM
Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:12 PM
I wonder if David Farr will still be part of the team. On the whole I think he should be.
Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:31 PM
I think there are many problems with the interpretation and the central performance - but I know that others are equally convinced that it is a masterpiece.
It does feel like the company is in transition - and this one rather slipped through. I don't know how Doran rates Farr - I guess that is what, ultimately, will decide how much of a future he has in Stratford.
Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:02 PM
Sounds like a good thing, yes? I'm seeing it in about six weeks' time and looking forward to it. Anything's better than productions that make you go "meh".
Objectively, he's very good. Winter's Tale with the long ensemble was superb, Lear was flawed but competent. Twelfth Night last season was excellent, and Tempest was solid if a little underwhelming. So I'd say two very good, two solid. That's a pretty good score card.
Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:05 PM
Can I just say that I think Greg Hicks played the ghost in the Toby Stephens Hamlet. I'm not near my programmes so can't check. Must be on Internet somewhere. In that production he was seriously cool. And Toby Stephens was v good.
Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:03 PM
Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:20 PM
Jonathan Slinger is one of my favorite Shakespearean actors. I never imagined him as Prospero, but he does seem to work well under David Farr's direction and vision
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