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Re: Parody; Folger Library and Theatre
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 122.  Wednesday, 3 March 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Jon Enriquez <ENRIQUEZJ@GUVAX.BITNET>
        Date:   Tuesday, 2 Mar 1993 18:05 EST
        Subj:   Parody
 
(2)     From:   Mike Lomonico <
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        Date:   Sunday, 18 Feb 96 15:32
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0101  Q: Folger Library and Theatre
 
 
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From:           Jon Enriquez <ENRIQUEZJ@GUVAX.BITNET>
Date:           Tuesday, 2 Mar 1993 18:05 EST
Subject:        Parody
 
This is sort of a response to an earlier note about the CBC
parodies.  The funniest parody I've ever heard is called
"So That's the Way You Like It," performed by Britain's Beyond
The Fringe group (Jonathan Miller, Peter Cook, Alan Bennett,
Dudley Moore).  It's part of the playscript (available through
Samuel French, I believe) and can be heard on the original cast
album (1960).  It's mostly a skewed history play.  Quite good.
 
The best extended parody I've seen is the Reduced Shakespeare
Company.  These three guys perform the entire canon in two
acts.  The second act is Hamlet, and the first act is everything
else.  The finale, where they do the second act in fast-forward,
is worth the price of admission alone.  I saw them last winter,
when I lived in Madison, Wisconsin.  I laughed with a vigor
I usually reserve for The Simpsons or MST3K.  I think they're
San Francisco-based.
 
Jon Enriquez
The Graduate School
Georgetown University
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From:           Mike Lomonico <
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Date:           Sunday, 18 Feb 96 15:32
Subject: 4.0101  Q: Folger Library and Theatre
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0101  Q: Folger Library and Theatre
 
The Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger has moved to a new theatre in
downtown DC near the White House.  It is not and never was affiliated
with the Folger; they just rented the space.  They are currently running
Comedy of Errors.  The Travelling Shakespeare Company recently did a
great MND at the Folger Theatre however.
 
As far as admission, one needs a reader's card which generally comes
through an affiliation with a University.  Most of the readers are
post-doctoral.
 
There is an exhibit hall which is currently running an exhibit called
"New World of Wonders: European Images of the Americas 1492-1700" which
has some wonderful material from their collection.  The exhibit and gift
kiosk are open to the public.
 
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Mike Lomonico
K-12 Teacher at Farmingdale High School,  Farmingdale   Farmingdale, NY
 

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