Monthly Archives: October 2005

THEATRE REVIEW: Pirandello’s ‘As You Desire Me’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Kristin Scott Thomas eclipses the memory of Greta Garbo on the London stage with an impeccable performance in the silent screen star’s role in “As You Desire Me” following Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio’s unforgettable fading ballerina … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Aaron Sorkin’s ‘A Few Good Men’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “The West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin’s entertaining courtroom drama “A Few Good Men” survives the journey from its Cold War roots in David Esbjornson’s production but it cannot escape the shadow of the star power … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Kevin Spacey as ‘Richard II’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Kevin Spacey brings his penetrating wit to the title role of Shakespeare’s “Richard II” at the Old Vic and helps director Trevor Nunn’s modern-dress production achieve a thoroughly modern relevance. Men in suits armed with … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: David Edgar’s ‘Playing With Fire’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – David Edgar’s new play at the National, “Playing With Fire” deals with the nuts and bolts of local politics and how it can suffer when the big guns from party headquarters breeze into town but … Continue reading

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