Saturday, September 06, 2008

Leaning on Larry


Laurence Olivier’s film production of Richard III, in glorious 1955 colour, is justly famous:



But some actors have found it difficult to get past this illustrious portrayal. In Kenneth Branagh’s A Midwinter’s Tale (1995), for example, several audition pieces betray the heavy influence of Olivier’s performance as Richard:



Rest assured, Flatwater's Richard of Gloucester, Brad Boesen, is very much his own man. See him as Shakespeare's first great "supervillain" (as director Bob Hall calls him) starting this Thursday, September 11, 7:30 p.m., at the Swan at Wyuka!


To reserve tickets, call 473-2897.

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