Blanchett: From Queen To King

rwaroftherosesCate Blanchett (pictured) is perhaps best-known for her movie work as English monarch Elizabeth I. Now she’s back on stage, in Sydney, playing Shakespeare’s Richard II, in a mash-up of the Bard’s history plays called “The War of the Roses.” Fiona Shaw did the role in a similar gender-bend in the mid-1990s, and, according to this review, Shaw may have been helped by a stronger production than the one Blanchett is in.

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