theatre reviews u.k.
the national health a
midsummer night's dream the taming of the shrew
the merchant of venice loves labours lost a winter's tale the good natured man the burglar
the card the architect and the emperor of assyria
on to theater reviews u.s.a. jim's biography
"the merchant of
venice" 1972 directed
by jonathon miller old
starring laurence olivier, joan plowright, jeremy brett, derek jacobi
quote by laurence olivier the sun, 1971
"i'm all for getting rid of barriers. they only exist if you make them exist. if a person is clever, talented, then it doesn't matter what he does. jim dale was a pop singer. he's now with us - and we're lucky to have him. he's a great find because it's difficult to get really agreeable, intelligent, funny shakespearian clowns."
reviewer irving wardle, the london times
"jim dale's launcelot gobbo is easily the best i have seen, and almost redeems that wretched part with the addition of legitimately inventive clowning."
g.b. time and tide
"jim dale makes an outstandingly funny launcelot gobbo, a cross between elizabethan clown and tv comedian with catch-line malapropisms. superb."