Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0024. Saturday, 14 January, 1995.
From:           Tom Loughlin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 13 Jan 95 20:37:28 EST
Subject:        Keanu's Review
SHAKSPEReans may be interested to know that the production of *Hamlet* starring
Keanu Reeves at the Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg opened last night.  I
heard one report on the Canadian Broadcasting Company radio program
"Morningside," hosted by Peter Gzowski, and the CBC reporter he talked to gave
the review a positive notice, although from the various vocal inflections and
other sorts of non-verbal clues in her voice I did not sense a security in that
notice.  I sensed she liked the show, but she didn't quite know why she did, as
if she hadn't seen enough Shakespearean productions to really have a frame of
reference from which to judge the work.  She also reported that the reviewer
from the London *Times* "gushed" over it, while the Manchester *Guardian*
critic was less than enthusiastic. She also reported that the general reviews
seemed to be mixed; Reeves got high marks for the physicality of the role but
poor marks for the "dramatic" sections.  No sense of how well he played the

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