June 28, 2010: Boucicault, London Assurance

National Theatre. HD broadcast, seen at Amherst Cinema Arts Center, Amherst, Massachusetts. $24.00

Fiona Shaw as Lady Gay Spanker, Simon Russell Beale as Sir Harcourt Courtly, and a host of other stellar actors in this perennially favorite farcical comedy, directed by Nicholas Hytner. A romp, in the long tradition of Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Stratagem and Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer, deliciously well presented.


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