The play’s five-person cast brilliantly charged their characters with the heightened joy, anxiety, and pain that come from human interaction in a space that felt as confining as the characters’ own circumstances.
En route from the United Kingdom to the Philippines and Japan, the Tierney Sutton Band made a stop to grace the stage of Sanders Theatre last Friday—a prelude to a celebration of 40 years of jazz at Harvard presented by the Office of Arts at Harvard (OFA).
The author overcame the challenges of writing about a character so different from himself through extensive research, saying that before working on the novel, he had considered Bulgaria a forgotten country, remote from the history of the 20th century.
“The King’s Speech” chronicles how Prince Albert of Britain (Colin Firth)—later King George VI—overcame a severe stutter through years of speech therapy with the unorthodox Dr. Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). But while the emotions involved in the story are powerful, the words seem almost beside the point.