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Cutting Scripts (Was Directors's Rights)
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 391. Thursday, 17 December 1992.
 
From:           Joseph Lawrence Lyle <
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Date:           Thursday, 17 Dec 92 14:37:31 -0500
Subject:        Cutting Scripts
 
I had always been under the impression that most of Shakespeare's plays were
accretions of variously rewritten scripts, and that any "complete" text was,
therefore, not a very good representation of any particular performance, and
that a director had not only a sanction but a mandate to cut the thing down to
around two hours.  Is this just an unexamined prejudice?
 
Jay Lyle

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