I’ve seen more great, indelible portrayals of Richard III than any other Shakespearean character. Anthony Sher’s crutches, Ian McKellen’s glove, and Frank Britton’s waking from his nightmares were the ghosts of my memories that Benjamin Curns’ portrayal in this American Shakespeare Center production went up against. Not only that, as I took in Curns’ turn as the famous hunchback, I was already anticipating Kevin Spacey’s reportedly scene-chewing portrayal we’ll be seeing in New York two weeks hence.
With no scenery to chew at the Blackfriars Playhouse, Curns relied wholly on the text and his fellow actors and gave a performance of such overwhelming depth it set a new benchmark for any Richards that come hereafter...
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Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
Every Man in His Humour
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 2:00 pm
The White Devil
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The Taming of the Shrew
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