Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Abhorsen In Souliloquy.
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Abhorsen In Souliloquy by Tilly Lunken after William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.
Directed by Victorine Pontillon
Performed by Richard Listor
Abhorsen in the play has a very important job but isn't taken seriously by either his employers or the people seeking to involve him in a plot. The idea of an executioner is an interesting one and the characters do discuss the mystery of his role but he is unsuccessful and convincing them to not make a mockery of his station and position.
Our Abhorsen is full of the feeling that one might need to carry out such employment. He is forced to see himself as justice even as he sees the fear in other people's eyes. It's also interesting that he seems himself very much as the sword arm of the state (who sanctions his murders) and beholden to a higher power than that. Make know mistake this man has a higher master, Death and that is ultimately the only ending we all answer to.
This is a quiet, creeping one. He doesn't let you forget who he is or what he does.