The Atheist's Tragedy begins with an interruption: in the interim between sending for his nephew and the latter's arrival, waiting to further pursue an already launched plot against him, D'Amville and his entirely serviceable "instrument" Borachio
engage in a "learned" dialogue on "nature and her large philosophy," the upshot of which is that there is nothing beyond or above nature to guide or limit the pursuit of human aims.
Helen Mirren was Hero in "Much Ado About Nothing," Janet Suzman was Beatrice, and Patrick Stewart, Borachio
He is also a footman in Love's Labour's Lost and Borachio
in Love's Labour's Won, which are running concurrently in the RSC's main theatre.
Villanous Brummie footman Borachio
, a nice turn by Chris Nayak, and Conrade has been arrested after the night watch uncovers the plot to shame Hero.
He suggests that the two are lovers, as they conspire together and Borachio
(Spencer Treat Clark) walks in on them in bed together.
smirched, worm-eaten tapestry" recalled by Borachio
Perhaps most refreshing, given that it is nota role that usually warrants much attention, was Joe Caffrey's Borachio
Both Dogberry and Borachio
are comic because the key expressions ring idiosyncratically true, the application is false.
Costume designer Kristina Tollefson dressed the returning troops in two variations of military dress: Don Pedro, Benedick, and Claudio donned American-style khaki uniforms, complete with Eisenhower jackets and side caps, while the "bad boy" contingent--Don John, Borachio
, and Conrade--wore the black shirts and berets of the Fascist militia under Mussolini, effectively "otheting" them and suggesting an image of corrupt power.
Critic Mark Taylor offers an explanation similar to Humphreys' for why Margaret may have referred to Borachio
as "Claudio" at the chamber window: "If the presumed Hero were to call Borachio
'Claudio,' it would mean that she is herself deceived but not disloyal.
Don Pedro has a very surly illegitimate brother, Don John (Vasilios Asimakos), who can't stand the sight of anyone being less miserable than himself and plots with his pals, Borachio
(Doug Seldin) and Conrad (Dan Derks), to wreck those wedding plans.