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Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 351.  Thursday, 3 June 1993.
 
From:           David Richman <
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Date:           Wednesday, 2 Jun 1993 10:18:13 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 4.0344 *MND* Production Query
Comment:        RE: SHK 4.0344 *MND* Production Query
 
On Ton Loughlin's *MND*:  Quite intriguing.  The Byzantine setting, with
its connotations of Yeats, "Miracle, bird, or golden handiwork," would deeply
enrich the great scenes with Titania and Oberon.  I wonder a bit about the
mechanicals.  Their names, language, and jokes have always impressed me as
very English, as if a piece of Windsor Forest had been picked up and spatially
and temporally transplanted.  Why not, in the best alternate-world tradition,
graft a piece of your festival's *MWW* production on to *MND*?
 
Whimsical, but . . .
 
I must do a very stripped-down *MND* next spring for the University of
New Hampshire's series of travelling classics.  Eight performers, two trucks,
minimal scenery, no theatrical lights.  The production will travel to many
high schools and libraries across New Hampshire.  I may follow Tom's example
and pick some SHAKSPER brains about this production as well.
 
Good Luck with *MND*.
 
David Richman
University of New Hampshire
 

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