The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0072 Sunday, 26 February 2006
From: Ruth Ross <
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
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