Richard’s good name hammered yet again….
I have one serious issue with this review by Catey Sullivan of Chicago, and that is the last line: “While Richard III may have been an awful king, the Gift Theatre’s production of Richard III is something wondrous.”
I doubt if Ms Sullivan knows anything about Richard III the man, only the Shakespeare fiction, which definitely depicts him as awful. Yes, yes, charming, engaging, and so on, but still AWFUL. Perhaps she has her adjectives the wrong way around. The real Richard was wondrous, for the way he strove to do what was right, and the immense valour he displayed when riding into death and betrayal. He died with a clear conscience.
This review wrongs him again. Another three steps back for his good name, which was…GOOD!