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Much ado about nothing (2013-09-Old Vic-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Old Vic (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Saturday 07 September 2013
Première : Thursday 19 September 2013
Dernière : Saturday 23 November 2013
Mise en scène : Mark Rylance
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Avec : James Earl Jones (Benedick), Vanessa Redgrave (Beatrice), Tim Barlow (Verges), Penelope Beaumont (Ursula), Kingsley Ben-Adir (Borachio), Katherine Carlton (Beryl), Beth Cooke (Hero), Alan David (Antonio), Michael Elwyn (Leonato), Lloyd Everitt (Claudio), James Garnon (Don Pedro), Melody Grove (Margaret), Trevor Laird (Conrade), Leroy Osei-Bonsu (Messenger), Mark Ross (Sexton), Peter Wight (Dogberry and Friar Francis), Danny Lee Wynter (Don John)
Presse : "I am the last person to complain about senior citizens being given free rein. I also hold Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones in high regard and thought their performances in Driving Miss Daisy were magical. But casting them as Beatrice and Benedick is another matter and results, in Mark Rylance's hands, in one of the most senseless Shakespearean productions I have seen in a long time."
Michael Billington for The Guardian

"Benedick is renowned for his wit, but [James Earl]Jones’s delivery of the lines is so slow and hesitant, that whenever he embarks a speech one worries whether he will get safely to the end of it...Vanessa Redgrave is much more fluent and often funny, though it still takes a bit of effort to accept a Beatrice who often seems like a mad old bat. And while the pair suggest a wry affection for each other, that’s not quite enough to ignite the play... Laborious and misguided production."
Charles Spencer for Daily Telegraph

"Vanessa Redgrave, 76, is co-starring in Much Ado – her stage beau being James Earl Jones, 82. The idea is that you are never too old to fall in love. But is it possible to be too old to play a Shakespearean lover? So noble is the idea of the enterprise, so distinguished have been its two prime participants, that one feels a cur to say so. But this production creaks...Disappointing evening."
Quentin Letts for The Daily Mail

"It is a strange and largely unsatisfactory experience... underpowered and confused. This Much Ado may be a bold enterprise but it does not pay off."
Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard