Friday, February 19, 2010
#213: Richard III
Don't get me wrong, I like a lot of Shakespeare's comedies, and I dig Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. But the vast majority of the historical plays bore me to death. This production is fine, although the Technicolor is a bit distracting. And Olivier gives a predictably good performance. But, really, who cares? (If you care, don't answer that.)
I only made it through this one by watching it in pieces. I had already seen Olivier's Hamlet years ago, needless to say I am not looking forward to Henry V.