Can the theatre be a courtroom? A good public place to debate morality and to arrive at profound decisions? You could answer this with a history lesson that ranges from the ancient Greeks to more recent tribunal plays in the 1960s and 1990s.
Could ‘The King’s Speech’ work without Colin Firth? Would anything grow on theatrical ground already sprayed by Madonna in her shocking abdication movie ‘W/E’? In the movie I had found Mr Firth’s housewife-pleasing charms somewhat distracting despite his stock-in-trade diffidence, so the stage play is an opportunity to hear the story of the 1937 Abdication […]
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