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Suzer22  (Level: 166.3 - Posts: 1982)
Thu, 10th Jul '08 2:14 PM


I am planning a teaching unit to read and study (and perform scenes for competition) from RIII with my high school students this fall.

Any comments on that play? What do you think are its strongest themes and messages? What do you remember most about any productions you may have seen? Do you recommend any ancillary materials I should be reading/researching?

Carreau  (Level: 247.4 - Posts: 140)
Mon, 13th Oct '08 11:47 PM

If you haven't seen the Olivier film, do so. He's at his best here.

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sat, 23rd Apr '11 10:24 PM

Saw a stunning production in Edinburgh a few years back, put on by the university drama department. And the Al Pacino one the bombed on Broadway in a preview in Philadelphia; Pacino couldn't quite get his mouth around the language and sprayed he front three rows. Thank goodness for balconies!

To my mind, along with the opening soliloquy of course, the key to Richard's character is in the scene where he courts Anne, whom he has made a widow, while she's escorting her husband's funeral procession. And wins her!

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sun, 24th Apr '11 4:24 AM

Perhaps not timely, but true.

Ghanthorn  (Level: 101.1 - Posts: 1147)
Fri, 27th May '11 5:10 PM

I certainly agree that the wooing of Anne scene rocks. I would also add (but not quite at the same level) the Margaret pointing out that her curses are all coming true bits (although these are frequently cut for time).

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Thu, 9th Jun '11 12:19 AM

Wouldn't swear to it but I think Margaret's scene was cut in the Pacino, but I remember it was great in Edinburgh.

But then, what isn't great in Edinburgh?

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