All The Devils Are Here - 2021 - 7/10
Sly villains come and huddle round. Thou blackest voices art here granted sound.
Patrick Page gives an absorbing one-man play, check listing the scoundrels of Shakespeare.
From the early, smiling treachery of Richard III to the conflicted, emotionally fraught Macbeth.
Part acting masterclass, part history lesson.
Page enacts and explains how Shakespeare progressively gave his fiends more complexity, sympathy, humanity.
All the players fade with time. Statesman, soldier, peasant, meek or sublime. Bombast and prattle fade into naught.
Theatre junkies, forgather!