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ED2012 Theatre Review: The Half (Guy Masterson – TTI)

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The play’s the thing – but panicking is half of it. Guy Masterson delivers a hilarious comedy about preparations for a one-man production of ‘Hamlet’, playing an anxious, paranoid actor whose wife recently left him, and who is struggling with the stresses of opening night. Hilarious, honest, and insightful in its execution, the play showcases spectacular acting skills, demonstrated in particular by Masterson’s one-man sword fight against himself and an amusing series of suicide attempts. The lines between acting and reality are blurred as Masterson spirals into a state of madness much like Hamlet’s; indeed, the play itself morphs into an adapted version of the Shakespeare script. This is an entertaining show; half insightful, half comical, 100% entertaining!

Assembly George Square, 1-26 Aug (not 13), 2.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ana-Claudia Magaña]

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