Monday, January 29, 2007

Post reviews Aguirre-Sacasa's comic book-influenced Shakespear

Unfortunately, in "Prospero's New Island: Manhattan - Rorschach's 'Rough Magic' Offers The Bard -- Comic Book Version," Nelson Pressley gives it a rather lukewarm review. He starts off promisingly, noting A number of the inside jokes are delicious, as when Melanie calls on the controllable Coriolanus to lend a hand. "Dumb as a stick, and a total mama's boy," Olivera's quick-thinking Melanie reasons. But overall, Pressley feels that great gobs of the script seem more suited to comic books than the stage, especially the ultra-dense plotting and ka-POW action sequences and concludes that it lack(s) a certain hoped-for magic.

I'll let you know what I think when I see the show.

See the article in The Washington Post, Monday, January 29, 2007; Page C02.

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