Review #1/1 by Nightwater, Rated: , Review created 02/09/2011
Pacino directs a film that provides a gateway into both the play and the character of Richard III. We watch Pacino's group of American actors read through portions of the play, round table style. We listen to them argue. We witness the views of English classical actors and Shakespeare scholars. And we hear the opinions of the proverbial man on the street, contrasting British and American popular opinion of the Bard. And finally we see select staged scenes, performed by Pacino's able troop. This movie affected me profoundly. I am not quite so afraid of approaching Shakespeare now, and I thank you, Mr. Pacino.