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Rs: Productions of *TGV*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 156. Wednesday, 1 July 1992.
 
 
(1)	From: 	TOM CLAYTON <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, July 1, 1992, 07:45 CDT
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 3.0154  Q: Productions of *Two Gentlemen of Verona*
 
(2)	From:	Hardy M. Cook <
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	Date:	Wednesday, July 1, 1992
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From: 		TOM CLAYTON <
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Date: 		Wednesday, July 1, 1992, 07:45 CDT
Subject: 3.0154  Q: Productions of *Two Gentlemen of Verona*
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0154  Q: Productions of *Two Gentlemen of Verona*
 
Michael Friedman asks for information on how the final scene was staged in
production. David Thacker directed the play--brilliantly--at the Swan in
Stratford-upon-Avon in 1991; this production, adjusted, will return at the
Barbican later this year. My article on "The Climax of TGV," etc., was pub-
lished in *Shakespeare Bulletin*, Fall 1991: 17-19. David Thacker was kind
enough to write about the article that it "seems to understand exactly what
we were trying to do," in which they succeeded extraordinarily well, in my
view.
					Cheers, Tom Clayton
 
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From:		Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:		Wednesday, July 1, 1992
Subject:	Production of *TGV* at Arena Stage
 
For its final production of the 1990-1991 season, the Arena Stage in
Washington, DC, imported the Acting Company's production of *Two
Gentlemen of Verona*.  Set in the American Wild West, this production
had none of the excitement of an earlier Arena setting of *The Taming
of the Shrew* in contemporary Italy.  Full of clowns, cowboys, bandits,
and Indians, this version was so disastrous to my taste that I do not
even remember the last scene.  I will add, however, that my then ten-
year-old daughter thoroughly enjoyed this slapstick farce.
 
    						Hardy Cook
						Bowie State University
 

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