What to Cut

Man, as I begin to read Richard the Third, I’m finding it very long and very tough sledding.

or is this just post-holiday lethargy?

Anthony Sher’s great book Year of the King (which I’ll review later in the month) discusses the pain of making cuts to the text, but what to cut?

The play is rarely performed unabridged, but what to cut?

Sometimes entire characters are cut, but who to cut?

This is something I’ll need to think about as I read… stay tuned for a discussion later in the month.

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