NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage is the result of collaboration between two exceptionally gifted artists, Kevin Spacey and Sam Mendes, and is their first project together since both won Academy Awards® for American Beauty.
In over 200 performances, and across 3 continents, Kevin and the Bridge Project company reveal some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes in their “all guns blazing” production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Richard III.
NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage, a tour film of “Blockbuster Theatre” at its best!
The success of the project was beyond my highest hopes – Kevin Spacey
AN OPEN LETTER to Kevin Spacey… by our King of Theatrical, Richard MI
Please King Kev, talk with us mortal souls in this wide and wanting Southern Land for
NOW is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of Australia;
And all the clouds that lour’d upon our umbrellas
In the deep bosom of our cinemas buried.
Now are our screens bound with victorious trailers;
Our bruised posters hung up for monuments;
Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings,
Our dreaded journalists march to delightful measures.
Seeking King Kevin’s smooth’d wrinkled front
And now, instead of magnificent editorial coverage
To stir the souls of wary audiences,
Kevin capers nimbly in the Old Vic’s chamber
To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.
But I, that am rudely stamp’d, and want Kevin’s majesty
To strut before a wanton ambling Australian journalist
I, that am curtail’d of this fair proportion,
Cheated of profile and coverage for our impending release ,
Deformed, unfinish’d, sent before my time
To entertain these fair spoken crowds ,
I am determined to ask once more
To set my publicist Erin and the king
In wondrous unison the one with the other:
And if King Richard be as true and just
As I am unsubtle, disingenuous and blatant ,
This day should Kevin ‘s personal assistant be moved ,
to fulfil a long cherished request ,
Dive, thoughts, down to thy soul: help our release
( December 4th ) It comes , it comes .