Cutting Scripts (Was Directors's Rights)
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 391. Thursday, 17 December 1992.
From: Joseph Lawrence Lyle <
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?