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The Twelve-Pound Look - Shaw Festival Review
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The Twelve-Pound Look

Generally Positive Reviews based on 4 Critics
  • 100% of reviewers recomend this show
  • top 89% of shows in the 2015 season
4 Reviews

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St. Catherine's Standard - John Law

Perfect play for those short on time

“It’s an adult, feminist play by the guy who wrote one of the most beloved children’s stories ever. There are certainly bigger and better plays this season, but few maximize their time with such finesse. And no crumbs.”

Read Full Review06/28/2015

The Toronto Star - Caroline Maga

Shaw Festival's Twelve-Pound Look an...

““There’s no fantasy or magic in Barrie’s 1910 short play The Twelve-Pound Look, though it does feature an eternal man-child in Harry Sims (Patrick Galligan), a wealthy aristocrat about to be knighted who enlists his doting wife Emma (Kate Besworth) in helping him practice the ceremony, celebrating his accomplishments, and generally acting like another trophy or medal he has acquired.”

Read Full Review06/27/2015

The Globe and Mail - J. Kelly Nestruck

Incredible production about women in...

“The Twelve-Pound Look, a 1910 one-act by Peter Pan playwright J.M. Barrie, may be short and simplistic – but it is entirely in the Shaw Festival’s sweet spot and proves a delight as this year’s appetite-whetting lunchtime show.”

Read Full Review07/02/2015

National Post - Robert Cushman

Beautifully economical production...

“This year’s lunchtime show at the Shaw is a pointed pendent to the festival’s production of Top Girls. A one-act piece by J. M. Barrie, first staged in 1910, it engages with relations between women and men, as Caryl Churchill’s play obliquely does, and with notions of success and failure, as Churchill’s play directly does. It’s a jewel.”

Read Full Review07/08/2015

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