“Throca movousus, cargo, cargo, cargo.”
Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well (4.1.25)
Front piece is here.
In Shakespeare After All, she opens with a suggestion that All’s Well That Ends Well is a comic version of Coriolanus. Romantic comedy against strong-willed women?
Don’t forget, Shakespeare is attributed with being the first modern playwright to offer women as fully-fleshed people, real characters, not just empty stage representations.
Does beggar the question, who is in charge.
Think my old professor’s termed this a problem play, but it’s sort of an Elizabethan era Rom-Com?
The great actress playing Helena — seen her in many roles in the last few years, but this one had great range. Exceptional portrayal with some — comic — betrayal.
Rousingly comic performance by all.
Now, there’s some other clownish oaf in Shakespeare — can’t think of the character’s name, or play, but the king of France in this one needs to play Falstaff.
Beautifully rendered in the barn.
In rep at Shakespeare Winedale (UT &c.)