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Guenevere

 

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"Guenevere" starts lugubriously as Lancelot and Arthur have gone to war and Guenevere is left to become a nun and await the return of the men she loved, in this take on Athurian legend. The poetic style in which the play is written, in homage to Greek tragedy, is admirable, but self-aware and distracting. Because of the atonal presentation, I felt like I was impatiently waiting for more. Maggie Salopek shines as Guenevere, portraying the notorious heroine as, in her best moments, a total badass. However, Ben Osgood's Lancelot lacks any chemistry with Guenevere, and Andres Moreno's King Arthur feels equally passionless. The Greek chorus of nuns did a credible job lamenting the challenges of womanhood in Camelot, but unfortunately detracted from Guenevere's story. When portraying renowned characters, the challenge is to make them your own while maintaining their essence. "Guenevere" unfortunately felt just like some kids in King Arthur's court. —Miya Abe
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1.5/ 5


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  • 11:45 pm - 2018/08/16
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