Standing Ovations

To establish a baseline for our comments, here are the shows we have given standing ovations – real ones, not just standing up because the people in front did and you want to see what is going on:

HOSANNA (Michel Tremblay) Tarragon 1974, Richard Monette as Hosanna

The recent death of Richard reminded me that this was our first real standing ovation. It was a great performance by the then very young Richard Monette. We were very young then too, so we saw him as a contemporary of ours. I imagine the play seen today would not have the same impact on us now that we are older. But any actor playing Hosanna has a long way to go to do better than Richard Monette playing Elizabeth Taylor playing Cleopatra!



RICHARD III Stratford Ont. 1977, Brian Bedford as Richard










THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA (Frederic Garcia Lorca) Shaw 2002






JOURNEY’S END (R.C. Sherriff) Shaw 2005







THE MAGIC FIRE (Lillian Groag) Shaw 2006





THE BLONDE, THE BRUNETTE AND THE VENGEFUL
REDHEAD (Robert Hewett) Stratford Ont. 2006, Lucy Peacock








SCORCHED (Wajdi Mouawad) Tarragon 2007





MACBETH Lyceum New York 2008, Patrick Stewart as Macbeth







HAMLET Stratford Ont. 2008, Ben Carlson as Hamlet
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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Standing Ovations

  1. Keith says:

    Why didn’t we give The Revengers Tragedy a standing ovation? I think we were just too gobsmacked.

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