King Richard II | Critical Review by Elvis Mitchell

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of King Richard II.
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Critical Review by Elvis Mitchell

SOURCE: Mitchell, Elvis. Review of Richard II. New York Times (27 July 2001): B21, E22.

In the following review, Mitchell finds little merit in director John Farrell's modern-dress, ninety-minute filmed version of Richard II, emphasizing weak individual performances and a lack of directorial vision.

John Farrell's film adaptation of Richard II features a group of actors cowed by the breadth of material that calls for performers to float on the martial breathiness of the dialogue. A recent Signet version of the play includes an essay by the scholar Richard D. Altick, in which he quotes Walter Pater's assessment: “It belongs to a small group of plays, where, by happy birth and consistent evolution, dramatic form approaches to something like the unity of a lyrical ballad, a lyric, a song, a single strain of music.”

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