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Re: Julie Taymor's TITUS
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2135  Tuesday, 21 November 2000.

[1]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Monday, 20 Nov 2000 10:58:34 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2120 Re: Julie Taymor's TITUS

[2]     From:   Sam Small <
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        Date:   Monday, 20 Nov 2000 22:06:58 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2120 Re: Julie Taymor's TITUS


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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Monday, 20 Nov 2000 10:58:34 -0800
Subject: 11.2120 Re: Julie Taymor's TITUS
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2120 Re: Julie Taymor's TITUS

Charles Weinstein writes:

>Jessica Lange delivers her customary skim-milk performance; the player of
>Aaron picks his way uneasily through the language like an amateur; Colm
>Feore (Canada's idea of a major classical actor) does nothing with his
>apostrophe to Lavinia; and Alan Cumming is not convincing as either a
>heterosexual or a bisexual.

I'll leave the last note to those who know better, but my class found
Colm Feore's response to Lavinia altogether convincing, substituting
subtle acting for Marcus's pointless verbiage (see the results of the
limerick contest), which was made even more pointless by the lack of any
need to compensate for the mimetic shortcomings of the Elizabethan
stage.

The general hyperbole of the review would indicate why the reviewer
would be incapable of appreciating Feore's acting.  It's clearly far too
subtle for some people.  I might add that eschewing both bombastic
hyperbole and sneering irony seems to me to be a rather appropriate
style for a major Canadian actor.

Cheers,
Se

 

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