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Richard III     Act 4, Scene 4
Richard III
August 21, 2014

The_Motherfucker_with_the_Hat_Advance-72-(ZF-6628-86687-1-001) Cortese 2 Cortese

What do Frank Underwood and Oscar Pistorius have in common?  The answer:  Richard III.  Recently returned from a turn as the famously crippled monarch, Actor Drew Cortese digs down to the bones of this rhetorical monster.   Drew descants on his process, the art of  laying the plot one word at a time, and how to avoid louring in the role after the curtain falls.  Come caper with us through the most unlikely seduction in Shakespeare’s cannon (hint: it isn’t the “Lady Anne” scene!)

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  1. […] a turn as the famously misshapen bad boy at the Folger Shakespeare Theater, is the latest guest on The State of Shakespeare.   In the in-depth interview, Cortese explains how he takes inspiration from sources as diverse […]

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