Mar 13 2009

Coriolanus

Published by at 11:38 pm under reviews,shakespeare,sketchbook

I went to the dress rehearsal of ASP’s Coriolanus on Wednesday. It was pretty darn cool. The choreography especially. More review and more sketches below the cut.

ASP’s Coriolanus - composite sketch #2

Pros:

– Loud, dramatic, awesomely choreographed action

– Very strong characters and themes

– ASP’s usual solid acting, interesting venue, and nice touches of interpretation

Cons:

– There are some excessively talky bits in this play. Okay, we get it Will! Not ASP’s fault, but there you go.

– A certain key special effect at the end did not work for me (though it was almost awesome).

That’s all I’ve got, since I was busy drawing. Okay, more sketches! More spoilers the further you go!

ASP’s Coriolanus – sketch 1 – class struggles

ASP’s Coriolanus – sketch 2 – family life

ASP’s Coriolanus – sketch 3 – field of battle

ASP’s Coriolanus - composite sketch: single combat

ASP’s Coriolanus – sketch 4 – SPOILER! – boss fight

ASP’s Coriolanus – sketch 6 – homecoming

ASP’s Coriolanus – sketch 7 – you must speak to the people

ASP’s Coriolanus – sketch 8 – I cannot get Ben’s likeness

ASP’s Coriolanus – sketch 9 – I still can’t get Ben’s likeness. The people are not impressed.

ASP’s Coriolanus – sketch 10 – Coriolanus really, really tries to be flattering, and fails horribly

ASP’s Coriolanus – sketch 11 – banished

ASP’s Coriolanus – sketch 12 – our best general is now fighting for the enemy. Oops.

ASP’s Coriolanus – sketch 13 – who can convince him to spare the city?

ASP’s Coriolanus – sketch 14 – Coriolanus relents. Sicinius does not approve.

ASP’s Coriolanus – sketch 15 – SPOILER!! – surprise, it’s a tragedy. The End.

ASP’s Coriolanus – sketch 16 – SPOILER repeat – Hey, awesome director Bob Walsh, can we see that boss fight again, but a little slower and better lit for the camera?

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