Tubby or Not Tubby?; Helen Cross Discovers Richard McCabe Preparing for a New-Look Hamlet at the Birmingham Rep
Cross, Helen, The Birmingham Post (England)
Don't even think of saying 'Tubby or not tubby', though, in truth, fat is, indeed, the question.
Richard McCabe's Hamlet may be a revival of 1998's much praised Rep production, but you'll find things much changed: Hamlet's been on a diet.
'I've lost more than two stone in weight this time,' McCabe says proudly. Reviews, while admitting McCabe was excellent in the role, did mention that there was a little more of Hamlet than usual.
'No one mentions there's a line in Act 5 which says he is 'fat and scant of breath',' McCabe laughs. 'But this time I'm giving them no excuse.'
The chance to develop the role is a prospect which delights McCabe, an actor who in person is as …
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Publication information: Article title: Tubby or Not Tubby?; Helen Cross Discovers Richard McCabe Preparing for a New-Look Hamlet at the Birmingham Rep. Contributors: Cross, Helen - Author. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: September 11, 2000. Page number: 15. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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