Monday, September 23, 2013

More Fight Scenes

“The Three Musketeers” at The Stratford Festival. We caught “The Three Musketeers” on our final evening at Stratford.

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”.

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