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Re: *Twelfth Night* Production History
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 566.  Wednesday, 22 Sept. 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Robert R. Burke <BURKE@RCKHRST1.bitnet>
        Date:   Thursday, 16 Sep 1993 21:36:09 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   Re: Twelfth Night Production History
 
(2)     From:   Kenneth S. Rothwell <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 21 Sep 1993 09:09:58 -500 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: Twelfth Night Production History
 
 
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From:           Robert R. Burke <BURKE@RCKHRST1.bitnet>
Date:           Thursday, 16 Sep 1993 21:36:09 -0500 (CDT)
Subject:        Re: Twelfth Night Production History
 
Kenneth Branagh's Renaissance Theatre Company did a beautifully gauze-like
Twelfth Night in 1987 at Riverside Studios in London.  I do not know who
designed, but I remember being very impressed - and that coming from
someone who played Orsino years ago in a local college production.
 
Hope it works out for you.
 
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From:           Kenneth S. Rothwell <
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Date:           Tuesday, 21 Sep 1993 09:09:58 -500 (EDT)
Subject:        Re: Twelfth Night Production History
 
> For what it's worth: I once saw a production of Twelfth Night set on an
> ocean liner in the 1920s, decent costumes, minimal sets. It worked vaguely
> but the setting didn't add anything special to the work and in some ways
> detracted from it slightly.
 
Dear Hope, Was that a Folger Shakespeare Library production of *12th
Night*? The shipboard one, I mean. I saw it and found it very Cole
Porterish, sort of an Elizabethan *Anything Goes*. These impudent
directors love to re-appropriate Shakespeare to their own ends. No use
trying to stop them.
 
Ken Rothwell
 

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