Thursday, June 21, 2012
How Bout Them Rapiers!
I’m pretty Green and Liberal so I’m a little ashamed to assert
What a shame it all degraded into guns because there’s nothing
as beautiful as the elegant moves behind those long, steel, clinking
swords. Right? I mean there are so few of Shakespeare’s plays that
DON’T end with someone slashing SOMEONE with a poison-tipped
rapier. Well, okay, the comedies. But he had to put a lot of clowning
in to distract you from the fact that there WERE NO SWORDS!! It’s
practically not Shakespeare without it.
And when you see these 2 guys playing Hamlet and Laertes (Sam
Hardie and Kevin Railsback)-----both at least 6 ft. tall-----throwing
themselves into those long elegant lunges……..well it won’t be the sun
that’s making your girlfriend swoon (“Lay not THAT flattering unction
to your soul….”). These guys are GORGEOUS. Come see for yourself.
Bring your girlfriend.
Nancy Linehan Charles, Artistic Director
Photo by Susan Vincent of Vincent Photography