|photo by Andrew Eccles|
by Kelly Bedard
The crime of Shakespeare’s Will was not a grave one. It’s not last on my list of enjoyable fare at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival this year because it was offensive, badly executed or terribly written. In fact it didn’t bother me in the slightest… because I was too busy trying not to fall asleep.
First the good stuff- solo actress Seana McKenna proved to be her standard self, meaning that she was magnificent though inescapably McKenna-esque. Her sarcastic impressions of important figures in Anne Hathaway’s life were the highlights of her performance, particularly her take on her uber masculine father and her infamous husband. Kevin Fraser did spectacular things with his lighting design, creating perhaps the most noteworthy thing about the production with his beautiful colours and shapes against the non-existent set.
|photo by Cylla von Tiedemann|