The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0369 Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Date: Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 13:09:33 -0400
Subject: 19.0361 Is This a Bunny I See Before Me
Comment: Re: SHK 19.0361 Is This a Bunny I See Before Me
>Lady Macbeth eagerly licks Duncan's blood from her husband's
>hand before straddling him, her back up against a refrigerator
>filled with Coke. Later she shows distinct evidence of
>bladder-control problems. (Too much Coke?)
That is not original with this production. In 1995, Jane Horrocks played Lady M
in a fringe production in London which required her to urinate on stage during
the sleepwalking scene. Her ability to do that on cue eight times a week strikes
me as extraordinary. I think acting schools provide training in on-cue crying,
but I doubt that peeing is in even the Actors Studio curriculum.
Actually, Horrocks, who got her start with the RSC, is a talented serious actor.
Sadly, however, she is best known as the over-the-top ditzy secretary in Ab Fab.
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