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#381 xanderl

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:40 AM

Given average life expectancy when Lear was written was about 40, presumably a "very old" man would be a lot younger than today. So SRB is probably too young.
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#382 Kathryn2

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:45 AM

One of the things I liked about Coriolanus was that there was enough suggestion of period detail in the costuming to make it seem a non-specific setting, rather than being completely modern army dress. Thought the transfer of the Volsci command via that leather breastplate thingy worked well, and was very clear.

I'm seen a modern army dress Henry V done with a small cast playing multiple parts, and it made it really quite hard to keep track of who everyone was when they switched characters, even though the actors were using different accents.





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