Saturday, April 04, 2009

Winter's Tale

Shakepeare's most moving & emotionally complex A Winter's Tale performed by a lively student class fed my hunger for classic theatre paradoxically simple of design and rich in detail.

The tragi-comi-romance appeals as a wonderful resurrection myth. The reunion of father and daughter is deeply affecting and when Hermione's statue comes to life she warmly embraces Leontes in the spirit of forgiveness manifesting the spirit of the play: nature's enormous power of renewal.

Steeped in intelligent & fine ensemble acting & further articulated with a passionate vocabulary of pain and contrition the hours slipped by creating a magical bizarre world full of colour, song & dance.

A review by Kathryn Willms, The Star Phoenix follows the model outlined in the guardian theatre blog What should we teach our young critics?

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