The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0886 Friday, 6 May 2005
Date: Thursday, 5 May 2005 14:17:08 -0400
Subject: Gambon as Falstaff
Gambon takes 'role he was born to play' as glorious clown Falstaff
By Louise Jury, Arts Correspondent
Published : 05 May 2005
Sir Michael Gambon is making his long-awaited theatrical debut as Sir
John Falstaff, Shakespeare's most glorious clown and wit.
Ralph Fiennes and Simon Russell Beale may have sold out Julius Caesar at
the Barbican before it even opened, and Derek Jacobi's Don Carlos may
well betipped for a Broadway transfer, but London's theatre critics have
been keenly anticipating the application of Gambon's undisputed talent
to the role of Prince Hal's disreputable sidekick in Henry IV.
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