RSC announce King John .....female,of course. More fun and games on Friday......female Richard 111 I will guess......plus maybe male Margaret . Think I might be past caring .
The recent Headlong R-III dispensed with Margaret entirely and to be honest it was an improvement.
That’s what I find about Richard III. Love the character, not so much the play. Undoubtedly full of monologues and scenes for different characters that actors can get their teeth into. But its moments like Margaret that bring the play to a halt
To be honest I’d rather see Emily Cardings one woman Richard III any day, and as much as I’d love to see HVI again I’m weary about the globe needing to gender swap nearly every production they do for the sake of it. A bit more variety would be nice
Queen Margaret is meant to be the Amazonian, fearless woman who delights in having power over a nation led mainly by men. Wouldn’t gender swapping the nobles take that away. It can be a great role for an actress
And I’m still not convinced about doing HVI in the Sam wanamaker