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Typecast?

February 2, 2020

On 5 and 12 June 1964, Shakespeare’s Henry V was performed at Sydney Church of England Grammar School, aka “Shore.”  This was said to mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary and was part of a drama festival celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the school.

A young David Marr took two roles.  The Shore Weekly Record reported (pdf; p 13):

As the Archbishop, Marr was impressive in presence and voice; later as the Dauphin he was suitably foppish, but perhaps could have used the sneer more effectively.

Who says artists cannot learn from criticism?