Reviewed by James Karas
It is an astounding production of Shakespeare’s long and complex play. It is directed by Sam Mendes with Kevin Spacey, the Old Vic’s Artistic Director, in the title role.
The costumes by Catherine Zuber consist of modern suits and black military uniforms for the men and long gowns for the women. They are quite sufficient for the effect that Mendes wants to produce.
There is judicious use of music especially drum which serve effectively especially for the battle scenes.
A powerful and memorable Richard III