Larry Gestus

Larry radiates confidence, but in a laddish way, as ‘one of the boys’. His grin, usually deployed when delivering a witticism, became a visual motif in the production:



At other times, Larry used his bearing as a way of demonstrating intellectual superiority. With arms tucked behind himself, Larry enjoyed imbuing himself with a sense of authority:



However, Larry’s social roots in the working class occasionally emerged, and he assumed his ‘socially awkward’ pose to draw attention to his embarrassment before snapping back into one of his more familiar postures:



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David Barnett
Professor of Theatre
University of York