Started by Karl Henning, July 16, 2014, 05:15:08 AM
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Quote from: SimonNZ on May 26, 2019, 05:56:08 AMSaw this earlier today and mixed feelings at best, but still worthwhile.Far far far too much, especially in the first half ,was given a humorous interpretation and played for laughs, which detracted tome and again from the depth of the characterization and made everything frivolous. Likewise having Enobarbus played as a drunk. The two leads shout their lines at each other (I know this is theater and they have to reach the back row, but still) which robs scenes of not only subtlety, but also romance. Shakespeare's Cleopatra is a hard role to pull off without leaving the viewer wondering what her famous lovers saw in her - it is there in the text if played carefully - and much as I often admire Sophie Okonedo, this one was warped by bad directorial decisions.The costumes and very creative staging are justly praised.
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