Saturday, September 20, 2008

Three Stars for 12th Night

It was quite delightful, especially the fool who was wicked, antic and spoke with precision and clarity. Not only did a male actor play the Viola/Sebastian part but a female actor played Malvolio for the perfectly good reason of just because. Neither impersonation was particularly effective, but the production taken as a whole was a pleasure. It *is* a good script. It does not need as many footnotes or as many mad dashes of recited verse during which one gets the feeling of the words if not the words themselves as some Shakespeare does.

So, bravo.

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