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Re: *Romeo and Juliet*s
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0776.  Monday, 3 October 1994.
 
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        Date:   Friday, 30 Sep 1994 00:56:01 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 5.0749  Re: Scholars, Actors, Readers, Authors . . .
 
(2)     From:   Bradley S. Berens <
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        Date:   Mon, 3 Oct 1994 01:48:04 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0763 Qs: Contemporary R&J
 
 
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Date:           Friday, 30 Sep 1994 00:56:01 -0500
Subject: 5.0749  Re: Scholars, Actors, Readers, Authors . . .
Comment:        RE: SHK 5.0749  Re: Scholars, Actors, Readers, Authors . . .
 
I'm currently directing a production of 'Romeo and Juliet'. My attempts to
conjure, create, encourage, and find a production that will speak to now (the
'now in which I perceive I am living) is a constant struggle in which I've
found more joy than pain. (Lucky for me)  I thank all responsible for the
recent "discussions" on the network.  They've kept me away from complacent
choices and near to good common sense.
 
I can't sense a right answer to the debate I've been following. Then again, I
don't feel it's my responsibility to change the minds of anyone who thinks
that one way is the right way to approach anything.  I suppose, more than any
outward show or thing that I would SAY to someone who thought that, I'd try
to be very present with the integrity with which I did my work.  However one
channels expression from the impulses set down in Shakespeare's words, doing
the work with great integrity and dignity is the best, I've found, that I can
do. I've learned, in my experience of directing Shakespeare, that if someone
needs to feel that you, (in your approach) are wrong or misguided and they
(in their's) are right and 'on the money', sharing a pearl of wisdom beyond
price would probably not change anything.  If one expends too much energy
endeavoring to expand a perception that draws it's strength from being
limited and boxed, she/he drains on his own (energy) and takes himself out of
his present moment. Thanks again to all for fueling my work with your words.
 
S.A. Brown
Theatre
Miami Univ.
Oxford, Ohio
 
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Date:           Mon, 3 Oct 1994 01:48:04 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 5.0763 Qs: Contemporary R&J
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0763 Qs: Contemporary R&J
 
For Kate Egerton,
 
I, too, heard the NPR report about the joint Israeli/Palestinian -Romeo and
Juliet-, although my memory of the report is that it was substantial rather
than brief.
 
That night, I made sure to tape record the report on the rebroadcast of -All
Things Considered-, which I have at my desk.
 
I've been meaning to transcribe it, and will take your request as the impetus
I've been waiting for.
 
Brad Berens

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