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Delayed Tamar Takes Revenge on RSC???

By • West End
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Spanish Golden Age season started strongly enough last month with strong reviews for The Dog in the Manger, directed by Laurence Boswell, who’s curated the season. However, the project hit a stumbling block last night in Stratford when the press viewing for the second production, Tamar's Revenge was indefinitely postponed. Although the three-hour performance of James Fenton’s new translation of Tirso de Molina’s 17th-century tragedy went ahead for the public, who have reported back positively to Whatsonstage.com, higher powers evidently decided at short notice that the pared-down production, directed by Simon Usher, who returned to the RSC after a decade’s absence for the job, wasn’t ready to face the critics. A new press date hasn’t yet been set, but there’s a chance that it won’t be rescheduled for another eight weeks, held as a matinee on the same day as the next Spanish Golden Age opening of Nancy Meckler’s production of House of Desires on 8 July 2004.

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