Paul Binnie
Sir Nigel Hawthorne in Act IV Scene IV c.

Paul Binnie “Sir Nigel Hawthorne in Act IV Scene IV” 2000 main image
In the spring of 1999 Paul Binnie was approached by Thelma Holt, producer of the Royal Shakespeare Company's "King Lear", to ask him to become the Artist in Residence for the upcoming season. There was a strong Japanese feel to the production, with the director Yukio Ninagawa creating a Noh inspired world inhabited by Sir Nigel Hawthorne as Lear and Hiroyuki Sanada as the Fool. The whole presentation of the piece was created by a team of Japanese designers, and Binnie went to more than 50 performances of the play in the Barbican Theatre, London and the Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. More than five hundred works on paper were produced in the course of the performances and ten oil paintings were developed from these mainly monochrome studies.
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Artist
Paul Binnie
Title
Sir Nigel Hawthorne in Act IV Scene IV
Series title
Date
c.
Medium
Oil painting on canvas
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Subjects
Royal Shakespeare Company
Remarks
Artistic Residency at the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear from October 1999 to February 2000.
References
Catalogue number
(L274)
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