I'm not a Shakespeare fan. I know, that's blasphemy from a writer, but Shakespeare's words and his use of dialogue are incredible. He's spot-on with human nature, but dang, does he need an editor. His plays go on FOREVER. Once I saw Othello with this saxophone screaming its point at the end of a scene, and I wanted to slit my wrists at the end. Richard III made use of the drums, which thankfully, are not nearly as annoying.
Today, after 3.5 hours of Shakespeare not including an intermission, I was seriously ready to take the sword to Richard III myself to go to dinner. I was freaking HUNGRY and Beth even brought me snacks of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. (Love a friend like that who knows I'm going to complain about being hungry, but didn't think ahead.)
So Kevin Spacey was REMARKABLE!! I mean, the whole cast was incredible. The production was funny and entertaining, but really too long for my tastes. Richard the Third was a narcissist who killed a lot of people to get the crown. I don't really need three hours of that kind of evil to get it. I'm a smart girl. Maybe not Shakespeare-smart, but I get it. Richard's a tool. He killed whomever was in his way to get the crown. Nuff said.
But seriously, the man who took the crown from him?? Richmond. Okay, he should have been on the stage a LOT earlier because he was seriously the most gorgeous human I've ever set eyes on. Dang, he should be cast in marble. And I don't know where they got this guy (Nathan Darrow) but seriously, he can talk too? Because he really doesn't need to talk. He is enough to gaze upon.
Back to Kevin Spacey. Oh my gosh, we were in the third row, and the expressions and acting in this man's face. He BECOMES the King and his death scene. Oh my goodness, took my breath away. I thought he was good in "American Beauty" but this was like watching an artist at the peak of their craft. Truly breathtaking!
I will see him in anything Kevin Spacey comes around in again just to watch him at work. He has this incredible star quality.
Afterwards, I had lobster and scallops, followed by Tiramisu and Cappuccino, so I may just say I LIKE this good life and am very used to it now. I was born for this! Not to mention, another gorgeous day in the City!