Richard III at NextStop Theatre – DC Theatre Scene

“There is an advantage to having Richard played twice – once in spoken word and once in ASL – and it’s this: Shakespeare’s Richard is a man with a double heart.  On the outside, he is all honeyed words and graciousness, but on the inside he is a cauldron of greed, need and rage.  Not every actor can pull this off, but here the vocalizers – particularly the superb Davis – give us the smooth and loving Richard, and Sinnott, whose ASL pops with explosiveness and whose face is wreathed in contempt when it is not full of longing and desperation, gives us Richard as he really is. The payoff is that we come to understand how hard it was for Richard to be two people at once.”

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