The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0099 Thursday, 2 March 2006
Date: Wednesday, 01 Mar 2006 21:44:01 -0500
Subject: 17.0088 Handsome Richard III?
Comment: Re: SHK 17.0088 Handsome Richard III?
>"I don't know. Let's watch and see."
This is, of course, the sine qua non of all dramatic and narrative art,
once the encrusted centuries of "catharsis", "self-expression",
"realism", "Ibsenism" and "socialist realism", "post-modernism", and all
other such accretions have been scraped away. Sometimes it seems hard to
>Nor do I feel that stars and/or attractive performers should somehow
>not be allowed to play Richard.
The actor /does/, after all, have to have charisma. But as to his looks
-- that's why the good Lord above gave us greasepaint and spirit gum.
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