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Friday, February 26, 2010

Photo of the Day

Judi Dench as Titania, Queen of the Faeries, in Peter Hall's latest Midsummer Night's Dream, currently on in London.

From Matt Wolf's NYT review:
I can report that I haven’t laughed so delightedly in ages as I did at the moment at which our heroine’s sexually reinvigorated fairy queen responds to a love-struck whinny from her adored Bottom (Oliver Chris), the weaver who has been transformed by the mischief-making Puck into an ass. Titania’s reaction? To let loose with an anticipatory neigh all her own, before she and her donkey-headed boy toy scamper off into the intermission to have — well, who can say precisely what sort of fun?
Ah, how casting changes the character.

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