Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 1994 :: September ::
"Nude" Hamlet; WWW Cambridge School Editions
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0712. Saturday, 2 September 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Margaret Jayko <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Friday, 02 Sep 94 17:37:01 EDT
        Subj:   "Nude" Hamlet
 
(2)     From:   Peter Scott <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Saturday, 03 Sep 1994 08:20:15 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   The Cambridge School Shakespeare Series
 
 
(1)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Margaret Jayko <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Friday, 02 Sep 94 17:37:01 EDT
Subject:        "Nude" Hamlet
 
For those of you collecting "nude" Shakespeare, I offer the following review
from the *London Evening Standard*,  Friday, 12 August 1994:
 
Headline: "To Bare or not to Bare?
 
"It had just turned midnight beneath a blue-black , starr-scattered
sky--truly a brave o'er-hanging firmament--at the Acropolis in Athens when
Stephen Dillane began to close Act III of Hamlet by disposing of the body of
Polonius and lead us to the interval.
 
"He pulled off his blood-stained clothing after lugging the remains of the
'foolish, pratting knave' to a nearby room and then pulled off his pants as
well as he finished his farewell speech to his mother (Gertrude) and streaked
across the 50-meter arena stage into the wings"
 
Michael Owens, the reviewer, was unable to get the Dilane or director Sir
Peter Hall to say if the streaking would occur at the theater's London
presentation (at the Guilgud Theater).  However, Dillane intimated he has
been toying with the idea of a "cross-dressing" Hamlet but has not yet
introduced this into the current production.
 
If anyone is interested in the complete review drop me a note at

 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 
(2)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Peter Scott <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Saturday, 03 Sep 1994 08:20:15 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        The Cambridge School Shakespeare Series
 
Cambridge U Press has a very useful WWW page at http://www.cup.cam.ac.uk/
with a link to The Cambridge School Shakespeare Series at
http://www.cup.cam.ac.uk/Reviews&blurbs/SchoolShake.html
 
Certainly worth a look, particularly if you have a graphics WWW browser.
 

Other Messages In This Thread

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.