Cymbeline is a play I can’t wait to see live in Stratford!
I haven’t seen this play by WIlliam Shakespeare, yet, in fact I never heard of it before the RSC announced it in their new season.
No surprises, as is being told that this is a play seldom performed and not much loved by the British audience.
From articles and reviews, this new version intrigues me, it got refers to relationship between Britain an othe countries (with modern refer to Brexit), some of the characters turned in female, like the title’s character, and they added to the script some dialogues in Italian, French and Latin with English subtitles on screen. Of course I’m intrigued!
The reviews are very different so far, from 2 to 4 stars, but in general they praise the cast, especially Bethan Cullinane and Oliver Johnstone. I’ve booked immediately when I read he was in the cast.
And the style they chose for the staging is very interesting, as you can see in the images below.
The use of these images by Ellie Kurttz on my blog is courtesy of the RSC Press Office.