Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Anthony and Clepoatra

Enjoyed this production at Bristol's Tobacco Factory last week. Intimate theatre in the round is great. I always note that one or two expressions from everyday life today were either attributable to Shakespeare or, at least, in everyday use when he wrote. This time we noticed 'Take the hint.'

Plot summary. Everyone is a devious liar anxious to extend his kingdom or fight for the eventual winners. The central relationship is based on lust regularly undermined by jealousy. People die. Great fun.

1 comment:

Mr Gnome said...

Hurrah! I have heard good things of the Tobacco Factory.

Antony and Cleopatra can be a total humdinger when done well - lots of middle-aged people behaving VERY badly. And then that extraordinary final act, with Cleo's self-stage-manged death wresting beauty and order out of so much chaos. What a gal.