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Epstein's LEAR
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1700  Thursday, 6 October 2005

From: 		Geralyn Horton <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 4 Oct 2005 14:45:26 -0400
Subject: 	Reviews of Octogenarian Alvin Epstein's LEAR

The two big Boston papers have weighed in with reviews of Lear.   Both 
praise the leading performance, but there is some disagreement about the 
support and direction.

The weekly papers will come out on Thursday.

IMHO this is one of the best of the 8-10 productions of Lear I have 
seen.   It has been a privilege to see Epstein at the ART over the 
years, and Allyn Burrows is an actor I would walk a mile to hear read 
the telephone book.  He was a disappointing Angelo in M4M at Shakespeare 
& Co. about a decade ago-- that's a killer, Angelo! ---  but  brilliant 
in dozens of other Shakespearean roles, including Kent in  this production.

Boston Globe:
<http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2005/10/04/ 
this_king_lear_rules_with_impeccable_execution/>

Boston Herald:
<http://theedge.bostonherald.com/artsNews/view.bg?articleid=105414>

a web review is up at On The Aisle:
<http://www.profwill.spymac.com>

G.L. Horton
<http://www.stagepage.info>

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