Saturday, July 21, 2007

King Lear in Epic Proportions

(source of picture: http://www.rsc.org.uk/newsandevents/events/4652.aspx)

19 July 2007 - Opening night of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear at Singapore's Esplanade Theatres on the Bay. Ian McKellen in title role.

In one word. Astounding.

Two thumbs up, 10-min standing ovation, utterly spent audience. Full-house. An almost four-hour epic journey to the kernel of humanity and madness. Catharsis in this island state.

1 comment:

Derek said...

I don't know Dora. You described The Return of the King as astounding, and, quite frankly, I thought it was overly soppy.

Luckily, Sir Ian is coming to Wellington to perform this very show in less than a fortnight. I shall report back, you know, being a reporter and all ...