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for a previous production "Helen Vinten captures the scientist's theoretical and personal struggles, generously supported by Adam Farrell and David Ridley as everyone else, and the playwright directs with clever touches that keep alive the tension between serious science and science-as-play...The play moves a little too quickly once the action shifts to Scotland...But it ends, quite deliberately, without resolving any of the personal or professional issues it raises." Full Review
for a previous production “A tale that has its share of mordant laughs. The story doesn't really find its meanings until the final moments…Gary McNair is a stronger writer than performer, and while he finds all the laughs and brings an undeniable authenticity to his tale, his thin voice and unimposing stage presence add little, and most of the piece's power might come through just as fully in reading the text.” Full Review
for a previous production "The comic juxtapositions, gags, and shameless puns come so quickly that you barely have time to groan at the last one, and every once in a while something actually makes you pause and think, like letting Macbeth’s witches double as Lear’s daughters or setting up pairings to prove that 'The Lion King' is not the only Disney film based on Shakespeare. This kind of Shakespearean mash-up may no longer be unique to the RSC but it is fun to be reminded that they do it best." Full Review
for a previous production "Herrin may be a little less successful in keeping the large cast of characters clear in our minds. But if by the end of the second play you're not quite sure who those guys being executed are and exactly what they did back in the first play to make Cromwell particularly eager to get them, it hardly matters. The broad sweep of history is clear, and the personalities invented for the principle players are believable, interesting and entertaining. And that's what historical novels and historic... Full Review