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Richard III

Richard III -  Marin Shakespeare 1995 Peter Meyers, Jarion Monroe as King Richard, attendants

“Jarion Monroe plays Richard in the Marin Shakespeare Company production with admirable control and restraint. He is relentlessly vicious, he moves with high energy and he speaks with savage bite, but at no time does he go over the top.

It is a compelling creation, this Duke of Gloucester, vivid and intelligent….Director Ken Grantham’s production is…honest and straight-forward, in period, expertly staged (the battle scenes, Richard’s agonizing death, the ghost’s visitations, etc. are all impressive) and the lines are well spoken. Grantham has made exemplary use of the magnificent amphitheatre which is surrounded by tall California Bay and eucalyptus trees, with actors entering from many areas and often crossing a bridge covering a moat to reach the stage. Gene Angell and Ron Pratt’s set with flats which give tower and parapets a three-dimensional effect is hugely serviceable, while Callie Floor’s costumes are colorful and, in some cases, truly gorgeous.”
Dean Goodman, Drama-LogueJarion Monrone as Richard III




 “Under Ken Grantham’s marvelous direction and with Jarion Monroe’s extraordinary acting, the evil, back-stabbing court of Edward IV is decimated by the arch villain Richard….The entire cast of actors is strong….The lighting by Harry Rubeck is grandiose and melodramatic in the right places – red light halos the spiked heads of Richard’s noble execution victims, and red light streams from Richard’s hair when he pretends to refuse the offered crown.”
Julia Hawkins, Pacific Sun


“Jarion Monroe…opened the Marin Shakespeare Company’s production with a commanding performance….Richard III, staged outdoors at Forest Meadows in San Rafael, is a lavish production by local standards….For those concerned about following Richard III, have no fear. Grantham and Monroe make Richard III understandable to even the novice.” Mary Connell, Novato Advance

“At the Forest Meadows Amphitheatre at the Dominican College in San Rafael, the Marin Shakespeare Company is delivering the tyranny of Richard III to appreciative audiences. The performance, which is a masterpiece, is under the direction of Ken Grantham….the entire cast…deliver exceptional performances.”
Charles Jarrett, Rossmoor News

“Jarion Monroe is turning in one of the most unique Richards ever performed. Making the evil villain of Shakespeare’s tragedy into a man full of comic deception and farcical nastiness was a choice director Ken Grantham supported down to the last detail….This Richard was in a way the most real of all Richards.”
Chrisanne Beckner, Commuter Times


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