This production may have it's flaws, but then it an extremely edited version of a much longer play, allowing for no development in any of the character. Ibsen is at best very difficult to perform, even for the best actors. I once saw a production of 'Ghosts' that had me rolling in the aisles because it was so badly executed. Here at least you have some of the world's best actors. Yes, Richardson is badly miscast as an aging roue, but that is the director's fault. Like have Gielgud play Don Juan, you just can't believe it no matter how good the actor is. And Redgrave and Howard are excellent as always. I guess the TV producers of the day wanted to put on something 'classy' as opposed to the mindless drivel of Lucy and Gleason and others. Unfortueately the result was the 'Reader's Digest condensed' version of a classic.
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