Yesterdays Shakespeare UncoveredÂ on Richard the II gave me new insight into how to approach Shakespeare in the future. I’m a fan of Derek Jacobi and of the history plays, not so much of plays like MacBeth or Hamlet. What got me, however, was a video cut of Thatcher about to enter her car after the Heseltine issue and the look on her face, an image that follows a theme of Richard II. It’s not necessarily about the loss of power but the appearance of oneself into a new space minus it–when the self is stripped of its props or of what gave it shape and proportion. Looking forward to next week.
RT @ersinghaus: Shakespeare and Masks: http://t.co/rKmCjMFx
I’ll tag-team the tragedies with you! And did you know about this? http://www.thirteen.org/programs/shakespeare-uncovered/#henry-iv–v-with-jeremy-irons