The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1942 Saturday, 4 August 2001
Date: Thursday, 2 Aug 2001 15:15:03 -0400
Subject: 12.1932 Re: Stratford Ontario's 50th
Comment: Re: SHK 12.1932 Re: Stratford Ontario's 50th
An addendum. Jonathan Miller has been announced as Christopher Plummer's
director in Lear - his first time, I believe at Stratford Ont - or did
he do Peter Ustinov's Lear in the 80s? I found it funny, touching,
lacking in grandeur and Ustinov's Lear was certainly completely mad not
intermittently mad in the last scene in the play. William Hutt was the
best Fool I have ever seen. He played him as an aging old school chum
and hanger on.
Plummer will bring to Lear a very different quality indeed.
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