Thursday, 13 March 2008

King Lear, Rey Lear

Last night went to see the new production of Rey Lear (aka King Lear) at the Centro Dramático Nacional (National Theatre) here in Madrid. Directed by Gerardo Vera. I so much enjoyed his production of Divinas Palabras just two years ago in the same venue and had high expectations of this, but I was disappointed. The whole things seemed flat, the actors often seemed like they were reading from a book, and used microphones so it often wasn't clear who was speaking, especially as the stage was dark all the way through and we only got to see the actors clearly when the lights came on when they took a bow at the end. The rest of the audience seemed very pleased, but I was not.

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