Friday, October 07, 2005

"Spacey's fine performance confirms his Shakespearean credentials"

No accounting for taste.... :)

3 comments:

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

I have a friend who is taking her mum at the end of the month to see the play. I'll give you her report back then...

AnnaWaits said...

I look forward to it :)

The Observer review is not glowing but not damning either, though Susannah Clapp gets it right here:

"Spacey is a king who goes from smirk to tantrum. Secure under his crown, he dimples smugly; he shows a casual contempt - and grace - as he cavorts around a nightclub. You see exactly the moment when he begins to feel his confidence and power seeping away; he bursts into a sort of two-year-old's rage at the realisation of his sudden impotence. All of it makes sense; none of it is moving, for the lyricism of this most lyrical of Shakespeare's plays has been banished. 'My grief is all within,' he says: well, you have to believe him, because it's certainly not visible on the outside."

I'm not obsessed with this, I promise!

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

That's a good comment from SC: one I think echoes nicely what you said.

I'm really hoping to get up to see Much Ado at Sheffield, but things are a tad chaotic here!