Posts Tagged: Robert Coates

Dress-down Friday: Robert Coates

Robert ‘Romeo’ Coates traumatised fellow actors but audiences grew to love his fearless approach to the classics. If a death scene met the spectators’ approval he wasn’t above going through it again. He made liberal amendments to Romeo and Juliet, believing he had “improved upon” the tragedy. Ironic applause is still applause, and Coates milked it shamelessly.

Dress-down Friday: Robert Coates

Robert ‘Romeo’ Coates traumatised fellow actors but audiences grew to love his fearless approach to the classics. If a death scene met the spectators’ approval he wasn’t above going through it again. He made liberal amendments to Romeo and Juliet, believing he had “improved upon” the tragedy. Ironic applause is still applause, and Coates milked it shamelessly.