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to the extent that it becomes quite tiring towatch and hear them
on 6 October 2014
Sorry not to join in the chorus of praise; three stars for effort, for they all try very hard indeed, to the extent that it becomes quite tiring to watch and hear them. This is, after all, a Shakespeare comedy and not an Ealing comedy; there should be a certain contrast between courtly and vulgar style; for example, Olivia should be a worthy object of the Duke Orsino's infatuation, and not a ridiculous pantomime dame. Played all in the same key, the whole thing becomes somewhat monotonous and tedious.