Tag Archives: Toby Stephens

THEATRE REVIEW: Howard Brenton’s ‘Danton’s Death’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – A guillotine towers over the stage at the end of the National Theatre’s production of “Danton’s Death” as several French revolutionaries are executed. It’s a terrific illusion and it’s just a shame no blade was … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Tom Stoppard’s ‘The Real Thing’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing,” an incisive and funny but warm examination of love, possessiveness and infidelity, cleaned up at the Tony Awards on its two Broadway outings in 1984 and 2000, and the Old … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Wycherley’s ‘The Country Wife’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – When the curtain goes up in the new West End production of William Wycherley’s Restoration sex comedy “The Country Wife,” Toby Stephens, as a priapic young stud named Horner, is standing alone with his back … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: Sean Bean in ‘Sharpe’s Challenge’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Bernard Cornwell’s terrific creation Richard Sharpe, loyal soldier in the battles of the Duke of Wellington, hasn’t been seen in anything new on British television for eight years but he returns in great form Sunday … Continue reading

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