Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mary Stuart

My good friend Peter took me to see "Mary Stuart" a week ago Friday. I think that I haven't blogged about it because I wasn't quite sure what to say. It claims to be by Friederich Schiller, adapted by Peter Oswald, but only about a quarter of it seemed like Schiller's play to me. There was lots of good acting. Brian Murray was wonderful, as was John Benjamin Hickey. Maria Tucci seemed to be (quite successfully) channeling Margaret Tyzack. The leads were fine. But it did not hold up as a tragedy. There was no emotional catharsis. And I found it really out that Mary Stuart/Maria Stuart never mentioned child, not even once. I am glad that I saw it. But it was disappointing.

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