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The Bear Problem in *WT*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 187.  Wednesday, 24 March 1993.
From:           Robert O'Connor <
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Date:           Wednesday, 24 Mar 1993 13:20:17 +1000
Subject: 4.0183  Re: Real Bear in *WT*
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0183  Re: Real Bear in *WT*
Stephen Schrum asked:
>The real bear in WT: I am also curious about contemporary productions. While
>wandering through the Berkeley Repertory Theatre costume shop, I saw their
>bear suit, and at Shakespeare Santa Cruz a HUGE bear puppet entered amidst a
>cloud of fog. Other solutions?
Well, I saw English Shakespeare Company's production when they toured
Australia in early 1991. There solution (?) to the 'bear problem' was to
have Leontes walk on, pulling on a bear-paw glove, and 'kill' Antigonus
before the Shepherds came on!

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