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Shaw Festival 2006 Comments and Reviews-Rosmersholm
  steve  2006-07-31 14:39   The Shaw brochure tells us that the "House of Rosmer has been a bastion of religious and political conservatism for generations. Suddenly, after the tragic suicide of his wife, the current ‘Rosmer’ decides to renounce all the family edicts and declare himself a free-thinker. But is he acting alone, or does his beautiful houseguest, Rebecca West, have something to do with this change of heart?"

Will you like this play? Professional reviews are available online and in the media once the show is officially open. However, in our experience, many critics often write reviews that do not match at all with the reaction of our guests.

So, for a more candid reaction, we are asking for comments and reviews from the people who visit us! Jane and I go to all the plays and we will post as soon as we have attended. You too can post your overall rating about the play on a scale of 0 to 4 stars, along with any comments you may have.

Visit the Rosmersholm Shaw page for information and the play schedule.
Dark, dreary drama
s  2  & My mother told me never to say anything if you can't say something good. I usually disobey her, but I won't this time. Production and acting were good but the play itself...well Mom, I'm listening!!

Jane and I gave this a 1.5 out of 4.

Puzzling but good
s  2  & Well acted and directed. Left me puzzled - maybe Ibsen's intention.

ROSMERSHOLM by Ibsen
A  2  & As usual the quality of the ensemble acting of the Shaw Festival is excellent. This is the singular feature that draws us back to the festival each year. I was looking forward with great anticipation to the production one of Ibsen's difficult plays, but was disappointed with its staging. At times I felt that I was looking at the play from behind the set, from over the actor's shoulders. Especially frustrating was the lack of directorial focus in the placement of the characters on the stage, eventuating in a somewhat clumsy bit of blocking. The actors, however, superceded these directorial shortcomings and made the characters believable, although the vitality of interaction was at times impeded.