Tag: Mark Rylance

  • The Storm at the Globe

    so clever, so silly, so funny, so friendly and such huge fun..but rather hard to describe.. it was a piece of comedy more than a piece of theatre.. a parody of greek/roman comedy (Plautus play about prostitutes) that was deliberately littered with jokes, absurdities and anachronisms. There were also hundreds of knowing collusions between the…

  • Rylance, Shakespeare and The Globe

    THE TEMPEST ACT IV SCENE I PROSPERO be cheerful, sir. Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Ye…

  • why is shakespeare so good?

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    Went to see Mark Rylance’s Richard II at the Globe last saturday. It was a wonderful ‘authentic’ Elizabethan production and Rylance was mesmeric. This excellent production focused my attention, once again, on how remarkable Shakespeare is. Some poets have come close in terms of linguistic dexterity and there are plenty who are more ‘intelligent’, many…