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Handsome Richard III?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0072  Sunday, 26 February 2006

From: 		Ruth Ross <
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Date: 		Monday, 20 Feb 2006 11:04:10 -0500
Subject: 17.0061 Handsome Richard III?
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0061 Handsome Richard III?

I recall that the actor portraying "The Elephant Man" was a very 
handsome young man who, through a slight skewing of his body, managed to 
portray the physical deformity and inner beauty of the character at the 
same time. It was much more effective than John Hurt's film portrayal 
under a ton of ugly make-up.

If Richard's real deformity is his character, a handsome actor would 
underscore just how dangerous an attractive figure hiding an evil soul 
can be.

Ruth Ross

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