1993

Re: Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 303.  Saturday, 15 May 1993.
 
From:           Timothy Bowden <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 14 May 93 16:24:47 PST
Subject: 4.0301  Q: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0301  Q: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
 
> From:           Jon Enriquez <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
> As part of my honeymoon on the Oregon coast this summer, my wife
> and I will be visiting the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.
> I'd greatly appreciate any tips from vets of the Festival on any
> aspect of it, including:  What are the indoor theatres like?
 
First let me say I have not been there in too many years, but I suspect
this warning still holds:  accoustics are such that crowd noise will
blot out whole lines in the large indoor theatre.  It was the one and
only frustrating, enraging aspect of our several trips up there.  We
would take a tube tent and set it up in a campground down the highway
towards Mefford and we would walk about all day downtown, there were Ye
Olde type pubs and an organic sprouts-and-leeks sandwiche shop and when
the wind came into the outdoor theatre the old ones would rise while
Lear was praying for pity at the footlights to wrap up in overcoats, and
it rained, and there were never enough tickets for everything we wanted
to see (in those days the Black Swan was an invitation-only cast tryout
free to friends of friends of the troup), but it was all fine, all of
it, except for the tourists inside who insisted on chatting during the
performance, kids on a bus tour, a middle-aged couple more used to TV or
other entertainments you could freely interrupt without loss, I tell
you, if I would have liked one bit of advice on attending Ashland, it
would be:  Beware the tourists indoors!
 
 
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Clovis in Felton, CA
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*Ado* Reviews

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 302.  Saturday, 15 May 1993.
 
From:           William Godshalk <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 14 May 1993 23:21:54 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Barton's Review of "Ado"
 
I'm surprised that no one has yet mentioned Anne Barton's review of "Much Ado"
in THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS, May 27, 1993, pp. 11-13. Among many other
things, Barton writes: "Imaginative, intelligent, and brilliantly filmed,
Branagh's 'Much Ado' deserves a big success, not only for those reasons, but
because it is likely to make many people -- especially the young -- understand
that Shakespeare can be vital, interesting, moving, and fun. . . . Branagh's
'Much Ado' is significantly better than his 'Henry V'" (p. 13). Is our girl
stepping on any critical toes out there?
 
Yours, Bill Godshalk

More Interest in Performance Project

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 300.  Friday, 14 May 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Constance Relihan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 14 May 1993 08:07 CST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0293  More Rs: Shakespeare Through Performance
 
(2)     From:   Todd Lidh <LIDHT@GUVM>
        Date:   Friday, 14 May 93  09:51:39 EDT
        Subj:   Shakespeare through Performace
 
(3)     From:   Hardin Aasand <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 14 May 93 10:53:01 MDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0298  More Rs: Shakespeare Through Performance
 
 
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From:           Constance Relihan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 14 May 1993 08:07 CST
Subject: 4.0293  More Rs: Shakespeare Through Performance
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0293  More Rs: Shakespeare Through Performance
 
I'm also very interested in responding to the Shakespeare through Performance
questionnaire.
 
Constance C. Relihan
Dept. of English
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849-5203
 
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From:           Todd Lidh <LIDHT@GUVM>
Date:           Friday, 14 May 93  09:51:39 EDT
Subject:        Shakespeare through Performace
 
Milla,
 
I will be teaching a class this fall which will combine discussion of
Shakespeare's text and modern interpretations of his work (in addition
to Beckett and Miller).  I would be very interested in contributing
and benefitting from your project.
 
Todd M. Lidh
School of Business
106 Old North
Georgetown University
Washington, DC  20057-1008
 
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From:           Hardin Aasand <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 14 May 93 10:53:01 MDT
Subject: 4.0298  More Rs: Shakespeare Through Performance
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0298  More Rs: Shakespeare Through Performance
 
Likewise for me, regarding a questionaire and possible contribution
to the performance project.
 
Hardin Aasand
Dept. of English
Dickinson State University
Dickinson, N.D. 58601

Q: Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 301.  Friday, 14 May 1993.
 
From:           Jon Enriquez <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 14 May 1993 09:21 EDT
Subject:        Oregon Shakespeare Festival
 
As part of my honeymoon on the Oregon coast this summer, my wife
and I will be visiting the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.
I'd greatly appreciate any tips from vets of the Festival on any
aspect of it, including:  What are the indoor theatres like?  Any
comments on productions this season?  Is there a charming little
restaurant/hotel/shop that is cheap/delicious/uncrowded/unique?
 
I will be indebted to those who respond either directly to me or
to the list, and I will of course post reviews when I get back
(or earlier, depending on Bitnet access in area B&Bs...).
 
Jon Enriquez
The Graduate School
Georgetown University
ENRIQUEZJ@guvax     (Bitnet)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     (Internet)

More on *Hamlet* Interpretations

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 299.  Friday, 14 May 1993.
 
(1)     From:   John Cox <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 14 May 1993 08:57 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0294  Re: *Hamlet* Interpretations
 
(2)     From:   Tad Davis <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 14 May 93 9:18:22 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0294  Re: *Hamlet* Interpretations
 
(3)     From:   Robert Burke <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 14 May 1993 12:31:02 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0296  *Hamlet Goes Business*
 
 
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From:           John Cox <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 14 May 1993 08:57 EST
Subject: 4.0294  Re: *Hamlet* Interpretations
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0294  Re: *Hamlet* Interpretations
 
I have passed Ronald Dwelle's description of the Hope College *Hamlet* on to
John Tammi, who directed it.  I believe I'm right in saying that the inspira-
tion for multiple actors/actresses in the same role came from SHAKSPER.  I
sent Tammi several SHAKSPER notices about *Hamlet* productions last fall, when
he was planning the production.  Some (or one?) of them included the idea of
more than one person playing the same character.
 
John Cox
 
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From:           Tad Davis <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 14 May 93 9:18:22 EDT
Subject: 4.0294  Re: *Hamlet* Interpretations
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0294  Re: *Hamlet* Interpretations
 
I haven't seen it mentioned here (maybe I missed it in passing)... but I
just ran across Marvin Rosenberg's "The Masks of Hamlet" in the library. A
veritable feast for those who like to wallow in Shakespeare in general and
this play in particular. Rosenberg's "The Masks of Lear" was one of those
mind-bending books I read many years ago that helped cement me to
Shakespeare for life.
 
Tad Davis
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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From:           Robert Burke <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 14 May 1993 12:31:02 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 4.0296  *Hamlet Goes Business*
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0296  *Hamlet Goes Business*
 
Since several have shared "interesting" adaptations of Hamlet, some might
be interested to hear of a small theatre group in Omaha sometime in the
winter of 1992.  They put on a production called Fortinbras Got Drunk.
Though I did not find the overall impact very compelling, the premise was fun:
the entire Hamlet story was a plot by the Norwegian government to undermine
the rule of Claudius.  In this version, the Ghost was a hired Norwegian
agent.  And if I recall Polonius was also in the Norwegian employ. Fun,
if ultimately unsuccessful.

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