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Interlude Q; Performance Crit; Text/Performance; Kyle
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 48.  Tuesday, 26 January 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Nick Clary <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 26 Jan 1993 08:25:20 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Wedding-night interludes
 
(2)     From:   John Drakakis <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 26 Jan 93 15:38:48 GMT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0046 Rs: Shakespeare through Performance
 
(3)     From:   Jean Peterson <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 26 Jan 1993 15:30:54 -0500
        Subj:   text and performance
 
(4)     From:   Steve Urkowitz <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 26 Jan 93 19:48:32 EST
        Subj:   [Kyle HENRY V]
 
 
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From:           Nick Clary <
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Date:           Tuesday, 26 Jan 1993 08:25:20 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Wedding-night interludes
 
I am interested in historical information or bibliographical leads on
the genesis and development of a sub-species of interlude that was included as
part of the wedding festivities in England.  Were particular kinds of plays
especially suitable?  Do we have any useful documentation on the way these
interludes were played?  As part of the wedding-night revelry, was there an
appropriate audience decorum?
 
Thanks,
 
Nick Clary
clary@smcvax.bitnet
 
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From:           John Drakakis <
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Date:           Tuesday, 26 Jan 93 15:38:48 GMT
Subject: 4.0046 Rs: Shakespeare through Performance
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0046 Rs: Shakespeare through Performance
 
Dear Milla Riggio,
 
One of the topics you might include in your volume is:
Shakespeare and the impossibility of Performance Criticism
 
Best wishes,
 
John Drakakis
University of Stirling
 
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From:           Jean Peterson <
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Date:           Tuesday, 26 Jan 1993 15:30:54 -0500
Subject:        text and performance
 
Dear SHAKESPERians,
 
I'd like to reopen a discussion from a few weeks back (I was away and am just
catching up on the dialogue I missed) RE: directors altering texts to suit
performance purposes.  Not surprisingly, the response was split between
directors/theatre people, who defended directorial changes, and more
traditional academics, who responded with varying degrees of "horror" (quite a
visceral response!)
 
What interests me--and I pose this as a question to which I have no answer--is
that we as scholars generally acknowledge an unreliability of textual
transmission, an instability of the Shakespearean "text"; the examples of
*Hamlet* and *Lear* especially indicate that the plays in Shakespeare's time
were malleable, altered to suit particular performance circumstances.
 
And yet "textually incorrect" productions strike such a raw nerve with 20th
century scholars.  Reasons? Speculations? I speak as one of the guilty
(although I'm encouraged to examine my views, due to some very exciting
experiments with "adaptations" I've seen recently).
 
                                                Best to all--
 
                                                 Jean Peterson
 
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From:           Steve Urkowitz <
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Date:           Tuesday, 26 Jan 93 19:48:32 EST
Subject:        [Kyle HENRY V]
 
More detail on the HENRY V directed by Barry Kyle:  The production plays only
on Thursday and Friday at 8pm, and on Saturdays at 2 and 8pm, with additional
performances on 16 February at 8pm and 17th February at 2 and 8.  Tickets are
$30, with "rush" seats 1/2 hour before performances at half price.  Tickets may
be ordered over the phone at 212-279-4200 (a $3 service charge per order), and
group sales are handled through the box office at 212 889-4300.
 
The Theatre for a New Audience also has performances for school groups during
the other days of the week.
 
It doesn't surprise me that the NYTimes didn't enjoy this production; I often
find that their reviewers are offended or threatened by any emotional response
that a production might generate.  Ah, well.
 
                                                Urk  (SURCC@CUNYVM)
 

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