Monday, September 23, 2013
More Fight Scenes
There were countless fight scenes in the Stratford “Three Musketeers”—according to the program booklet, there were fifteen fight scenes in Act I alone—and by the third fight scene I was already growing weary.
I was not alone. The audience appeared to be bored out of its mind—and, by my estimation, approximately one-third of the audience failed to return to the auditorium after intermission.
For us, Saturday, August 10, 2013, will go down as the day we experienced a lifetime’s dosage of fight scenes: innumerable fight scenes in an afternoon “Romeo And Juliet”, followed by a mind-numbing tally of fight scenes in an evening “Three Musketeers”.