Monday, December 9, 2013

Weekend explorations: Shakespeare on Broadway

What's more English than fish and chips? Maybe a double bill of Richard III and Twelfth Night? Starring the incredible Mark Rylance, these Broadway productions recreate the originals: all-male cast, onstage seats, the pre-show ritual of actors getting dressed onstage. Here's the Richard III set (pardon my pocket camera).
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Below, the cast gets dressed for Twelfth Night. The last shot is too far, but I enjoyed catching Stephen Fry - in black to the right of the table - being dressed as Malvolio:)

23 comments:

William Kendall said...
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hamilton said...

feeling a bit envy from this far, far away seat!

William Kendall said...

I have seen Twelfth Night on stage. It is my favourite comedy from the bard.

cieldequimper said...

OMG... You got to see Stephen Fry in person?????? In a Globe theatre style setting???? Oooh I'm really envious, I shouldn't be, I know it's bad...

a.s.m. said...

Siempre es un placer asistir a una obra de Teatro.
Las fotografías estupendas!!!
Saludos, Ángel.

Cloudia said...

double bill! overwhelming!


ALOHA to YOU
from Honolulu
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llandudnopictures said...

You have captured the atmosphere and drama of the theatre perfectly!

Catherine said...

Ohh lucky you Lulu! The set is so beautiful… and love all the behind the scenes shots. What a way to begin the holidays :)

Milandailyphoto.com said...

really great cultural set

Sharon said...

You got to see Stephen Fry perform?? I'm so jealous. I love him. Not only is he a good actor and a funny man, he's also a very amusing writer. I was at the theatre last night seeing a new version of "Evita". I loved the staging but, the lead actresses singing voice was not up to par.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

No one does Shakespeare like the English hey Lulu. Stephen Fry is amazing..we saw him with Alan Davis when he brought QI out to Perth, was brilliant!

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, lucky you, Jude!!
Definitely an experience to remember.
Wishing you a wonderful day!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wish I had been there too!

Tanya Breese said...

oh now i'm wanting fish and chips ;)

great photos of the evening!

Kaya said...

Lulu, you will have the beautiful memories after being in this theater. I wasn't for so long in the theater and after looking at your pictures I suddenly realized that I miss it so much.

Wish you a nice and pleasant week!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh I bet that was fun!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

This is a wonderful view from above. It must be amazing to be there.
Best regards, Synnöve

LOLfromPasa said...

You got some great shots, Lulu. Looks like everyone loves Stephen Fry...so do I :).

Justine said...

Oh gosh I am envious, I bet it was amazing! love your photographs and glad you had a good night.

Randy said...

Great looking stage.

Petrea Burchard said...

What an experience!

Peter said...

What a treat, and Fry to boot!

Gunn said...

Lucky you are!:)
Must have been fantastic!
Great posting.