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Re: Directing Richard
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1530  Tuesday, 31 August 1999.

From:           Marilyn Bonomi <
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Date:           Monday, 30 Aug 1999 09:41:17 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 10.1522 Re: Directing Richard
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1522 Re: Directing Richard

Stuart Manger suggested having the best looking actor play Buckingham
b/c of the first RIchard soliloquy.

I'd suggest instead the power of having a handsome man play
distortion... emphasizing the blackness/distortion of Richard's soul.

I've seen Elephant Man played both in a grotesque mask and by an actor
who made the distortions w/ his own body.  The latter was far more
effective somehow.

Marilyn Bonomi
 

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