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

moveforever
everybody’s a critic.(c) BK
'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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2011-11-14 в 22:06 

yennifaire
"Personally, I would have been far more intrigued watching B/J read the phone book to each other than watching the Faerie Gathering or anything Ben/M ever did..."
ух ты, как они его)
хотя speaks words without portraying - это точная характеристика Ренди в 4-м сезоне

2011-11-15 в 20:36 

moveforever
everybody’s a critic.(c) BK
ух ты, как они его)
да.. критик определенно cunt(с)JT))
но ваще правда, жестко...
я сразу вспомнила его прошлогоднее интервью, мы это как-то обсуждали, помнишь наверное, где он сказал, что однажды прочитал нечто такое, что после этого практически не мог продолжать работать и после той истории перестал читать ревью,

MW: Have you ever read reviews?

HARRISON: Yes, but I stopped because, amidst a bunch of good reviews, I got one review that made it almost impossible for me to continue performing the show. It was just something that hurt me. And I realized that there was no reason to it. The review was meaningless to me, or anyone surrounding the project, so why risk something that's going to make me unable to do what I've been hired to do?

мне было очень интересно, что же он такого прочитал, что его так задело, а прочтя вот это про equus сразу подумала, а не вот ли оно, то самое

2011-11-15 в 22:37 

yennifaire
"Personally, I would have been far more intrigued watching B/J read the phone book to each other than watching the Faerie Gathering or anything Ben/M ever did..."
moveforever, я тоже подумала про это, но он в прошлогоднем разве первый раз говорил, что из-за этого интервью не читает?Мне казалось он еще раньше где-то говорил о критике, но могу ошибаться.

   

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