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17:41 

"Amadeus" reviews

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Epstein shines as a bitter Salieri
By MICHAEL ECK, Special to the Times Union
First published: Sunday, June 25, 2006


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" ... engrossing, soul-shattering, multifaceted."
June 23, 2006 performance reviewed by Frances Benn Hall.


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"The Patron Saint of Mediocrity"
By Peter Bergman


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Сurtainup
Amadeus
By Elyse Sommer


One of the numerous stunning tableaus in the Berkshire Theater Festival's revival of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus
(Photo: Kevin Sprague)



Jonathan Epstein & Randy Harrison as Salieri and Mozart in Amadeus.
(Photo: Kevin Sprague )

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Review by Seth Rogovoy, critic-at-large, Berkshire Living



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variety.com
Amadeus
By FRANK RIZZO


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'Amadeus'
Genius and the voice of God
Theater Review, By Jeffrey Borak Berkshire Eagle Staff
Tuesday, June 27


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Boston Globe STAGE REVIEW
Command performance
A mesmerizing Salieri shines in 'Amadeus'
By Louise Kennedy, Globe Staff | June 30, 2006


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Metroland Magazine (Albany, NY) June 29, 2006
The Tragic Touch By Ralph Hammann


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Back Stage The Actor's Resource
Review: 'Amadeus'
July 06, 2006 By Michael Eck


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Admirable 'Amadeus' at Berkshire Festival
By Chesley Plemmons NEWS-TIMES THEATER CRITIC (Danbury, CT)
Published 01:00 a.m., Sunday, July 2, 2006


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@темы: theatre, Amadeus, 2005

13:46 

Equus reviews (July 2005)

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Harrison gallops well
published July 17, 2005
By Jeffrey Borak
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"...reaches such stunning, visceral, and astounding heights..."


July 15, 2005 performance, reviewed by Frances Benn Hall
Equus at Berkshire Theatre Festival
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Peter Shafer's Equus at Berkshire Theatre Festival


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variety.com Equus
By FRANK RIZZO

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rogovoy.com EQUUS


7.19.05
BERKSHIRE THEATRE FESTIVAL
Main Stage
EQUUS by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Scott Schwartz
July 12-23, 2005

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A CurtainUp Berkshires Review
Equus
By Elyse Sommer

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@темы: theatre, Equus, 2005

11:23 

In the Berkshires, three productions explore life and love with passion (July 2005)

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In the Berkshires, three productions explore life and love with passion. By Ed Siegel from Boston Globe [July 21, 2005]
articles.boston.com/2005-07-21/news/29221054_1_...

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Randy Harrison, a star of Showtime's ''Queer as Folk," is one of the
primary reasons for BTF's success. As the young man who turns on the
horses he loves, Harrison produces a finely etched portrait of
sublimation. He transfers his passion for Jesus to one for equus and
other sources of ecstasy. What he conveys on an even deeper level is
how innocence can so quickly turn to guilt. His religious mother and
stern father have made stirrings of any sort seem sinful to him.

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@темы: 2005, equus, theatre

17:40 

'Equus' is tethered to tame production (July 2005)

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'Equus' is tethered to tame production By Michael Eck [July 20, 2005]

Special to the Times Union
First published: Wednesday, July 20, 2005

STOCKBRIDGE, MASS. -- Seventeen-year-old Alan Strang has blinded six horses, digging at their eyes with a hoof pick.
It's Dr. Martin Dysart's task to determine why; and beyond that to help exorcise the demons that have driven the boy to such desperate action.
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The physicality of the play belongs to television actor Randy Harrison who plays Strang.

Harrison is simply not ready for the role.

Throughout much of the first act, he is cardboard. He speaks words without portraying them -- and it's folly to attribute that to the fact that his character has shut down.

In the second act -- in which Strang begins to reveal the reasons behind his actions -- Harrison actually seems afraid of the character. He delivers lines as though he is standing beside himself, and his expressions of desire for the young stable girl, Jill Mason, are wooden and unconvincing.

The fact that so much of "Equus" hinges on Strang's tangle with nature, religion and sexuality -- he is the victim of a messy mix of the Bible, western movies, children's books, English socialism and raging hormones -- is mooted by Harrison's lack of a performance.

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@темы: 2005, equus, theatre

14:16 

From Times Union (Jul 2005)

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`Equus' star prefers the stage to TV work, Talking about life on stage, on television by Steve Barnes from Times Union [July 17, 2005]




`Equus' star prefers the stage to TV work


STEVE BARNES Senior writer
Section: Arts-Events, Page: I1

Date: Sunday, July 17, 2005
Randy Harrison doesn't want to talk about "Queer as Folk."


Although he has co-starred since its inception in the groundbreaking Showtime series about a group of gay men and lesbians in Pittsburgh, Harrison has nothing in particular to say about "QAF." "It's over," he says, the first of many such variants Harrison will utter during a two-hour conversation over sushi in a Great Barrington, Mass., restaurant. He says, with a sense of completion, "I had a wonderful time, but I'm done with it." (He wrapped up shooting "QAF" 's fifth and last season in March; the series finale airs July 31.)

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"But now I'm back to auditioning. That's what's important to me," he says. "I don't want to be any more famous than I am. I don't want to be recognized on the street. I don't want to be a leading man in big-budget Hollywood movies. I want to be an actor, primarily on stage, doing challenging, interesting and diverse roles. `Equus' is a good start."



Talking about life on stage, on television

Section: Arts-Events, Page: I4

Date: Sunday, July 17, 2005
Actor Randy Harrison, 27, has played Justin Taylor, a gay artist and part of a group of friends in Pittsburgh, in the Showtime series "Queer as Folk" since 2000. Its fifth and final season, currently airing, concludes July 31. Locally he is co-starring in "Equus," running through next weekend at Berk shire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, Mass.


On the frank sexuality of "Queer as Folk": "It's fake. People think (filming simulated sex) means more than it does to the actors. What you see in the finished show - that's not anything like what the experience was shooting it. It's funny that (viewers) think that they've seen anything, really. I mean, half the time it's not even me; it's other people's body parts."

On why performing theater in the Berkshires is more artistically rewarding than being on a high-paying TV series broadcast internationally:

"It's a safe environment in which to take risks, and that's something you don't have in television. You just don't. Everything on TV's a time crunch, people are manipulating you to get certain things done, everything is about money and time and saying the line this way because that's what the producer wants."
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Randy Harrison: Beyond QAF from Edge Boston (July 2005)

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Randy Harrison: Beyond QAF from Edge Boston [Jul 14, 2005]
www.edgeboston.com/index.php?ch=entertainment&s...

by Robert Nesti
EDGE National Arts & Entertainment Editor
Thursday Jul 14, 2005



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A hit in London and New York (where it ran for more than 1200 performances,) “Equus” is based on a real event, which sparked the imagination of Shaffer who conceived of it as psychological thriller in which the doctor must breakthrough into the boy’s psyche to understand what drove him to commit such a hideous crime.

“In the play the magistrate talks to the doctor telling him that Alan needs to see him because otherwise he’d be demonized by the community and no one would want to help him. He had committed the kind of hideous crime that no one wants to think about with any complexity -- they simply want to label him and put him away.

But as the play develops the doctor is in a dilemma in that if he cures me he feels he’s taking away my individuality by putting me in a different set of shackles. So the question at the center of the play is he helping me to achieve my greatest potential, or simply making me what society thinks as normal? It’s a struggle for him, but in the end he decides to help me because he sees that Alan wants to be helped. But he never really acknowledges if this is the better choice.”

How does Harrison respond to a character who commits such a reprehensible act?

“He’s a difficult guy to relate to, but I personally have to like him. When I prepare for the role, I learn to empathize with him -- putting my self where he is. So I do like him. But I wonder if I encountered him on the street in a certain situation without the knowledge of him I have now that I would. He’s a fascinating character to play, and exhausting. I’m so exhausted after a full day of rehearsal that I can’t do anything else. I’m just not functioning on such a high level at the end of the day because it is so draining. But I don’t bring home any of the baggage from the show because it is just so draining to carry around.”

As he was in virtually every episode of “Queer as Folk,” Harrison will be nude in the play. The difference, though, is that he won’t be doing on film (where, he admits, the highly-charged sex scenes were more technical than erotic, with lots of stopping and starting,) but this time on stage in a love scene with a young woman in the stables.

“I’m very comfortable with it (the on-stage nudity.) I’ve done it before, before “Queer as Folk, and it doesn’t bother me in the least.”

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10:05 

"QAF" -That's a wrap. (April 2005)

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"QAF" -- That's a wrap, from planetout.com [April 5, 2005]


(перевод на русский moveforever.diary.ru/p184694465.htm)

"QAF" -That's a wrap.

by Charles Kaiser

April 5, 2005


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The boys were equally impressive. Randy Harrison, the blond "Justin" whom Michelle calls "wise beyond his years," was just 22 and right out of college when I first met him -- and he used my first piece about the show in New York magazine to come out publicly. Peter Paige -- "Emmett" -- was the only other openly gay cast member among the original cast members, although Gale Harold -- "Brian" -- is the most gay-friendly straight man I have ever met.
Randy was grateful for the experience: "Under no other circumstance besides this bizarre job would I have had a chance to learn from such extraordinarily artistic and intelligent people," he said.
But after he demanded (and got) a final hug from Sharon Gless, he was ready to move on: "If you sign a five-year contract, no matter how idyllic the situation, after a few years it's going to feel like a prison ... and it's difficult to feel like a puppet whose literal body is used to make other people a lot more money than you, while the negative repercussions of 'your body as product' continue to invade your privacy, your home and mildly corrode your life."
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Season 5 premiere, Out Of The Closet TV (May 2005)

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Season 5 premiere, LA, Out Of The Closet TV [May 18, 2005]




Randy Harrison
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Sharon Gless, Peter Paige, Scott Lowell, Hal Sparks, Randy Harrison, Ron Cowen


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Randy Harrison. Interviews.

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