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Re: *Temp* at Columbia; Sh in Park; Non-Trad. Sh
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0162.  Saturday, 4 March 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Julie Dubiner <
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        Date:   Friday, 3 Mar 1995 16:30:54 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   The Tempest at Columbia
 
(2)     From:   Charles Adler <
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        Date:   Saturday, 04 Mar 1995 01:45:59 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0143  Q: Sh in the Park
 
(3)     From:   Roger D. Gross <
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        Date:   Saturday, 4 Mar 1995 14:52:13 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   non-trad Shakespeare entertainments
 
 
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From:           Julie Dubiner <
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Date:           Friday, 3 Mar 1995 16:30:54 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        The Tempest at Columbia
 
The Tempest will be presented at St. Paul's Chapel on the Columbia University
campus.  $7 admission, $5 for students.  March 9, 10, 11 at 8:00 pm.  You enter
through the Columbia gates at 116th and Amsterdam and just go around the corner
(or ask a wandering student to point you in the right direction).  For
reservations and information call (212) 854-6920. The production is the thesis
project of one of our third year directors, and it is dramaturged, managed, etc
by fellow MFA candidates.  I would suggest if your interested to make a
reservation, as seating is limited from what I understand.  It should be
interesting...
 
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Date:           Saturday, 04 Mar 1995 01:45:59 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 6.0143  Q: Sh in the Park
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0143  Q: Sh in the Park
 
<<I plan to be in NYC at the end of July and wonder if anyone knows whether
Shakespeare in the Park continues since the death of Joseph Papp and, if so,
which plays are scheduled and when>>
 
As a charter subsciber (paid the whole thing up front) I can assure you that,
yes, they continue after JP's death although, for a time, during the reign of
Joanne Akalitis, it was touch and go.  Anyway, there is no information yet on
the schedule.  Usually, they announce quite close to the summer; May or June.
 
As soon as recieve the information, I will post it to the list.
 
See you there.
Charles D. Adler

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Date:           Saturday, 4 Mar 1995 14:52:13 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        non-trad Shakespeare entertainments
 
Christopher J. Madsen asks for suggestions of pseudo-Shakespeare bits he might
include in his festival.  Two tips:
 
Tom Stoppard wrote a ca. 15-minute version of HAMLET called DOGG'S HAMLET
(published in a Faber and Faber volume: DOGG'S HAMLET, CAHOOT'S MACBETH, 1980.
As a "curtain call", it also provides a 2- or 3-minute version.  I use it
occasionally in my Acting Shakespeare class when I need to work on the SIZE
Shakespeare asks of actors.  It is wild and funny.
 
If you can find a copy, I think you will also enjoy THE SHAKESPEAREAN BASEBALL
GAME by two Canadian comedians, Wayne and Schuster.  It is a mock radio
broadcast of a baseball game done mostly in lines appropriated from
Shakespeare.  Low comedy but very funny.  Samples:
 
I pray, how doth the starting lineup go?
 
'Tis as it was before
With Harry, Pete and Joe out in the field.
Peewee!
 
         Sire?
 
               Thou the shortop spot will play.
And you three, guarding your accustomed bags:
Stan the First, Bill the Second, and Richard the Third.
_________________
 
YOGI:  Oh what a rogue and bush-league slob am I.
       Is it not monstrous that this player here
       But in a fiction, in a dream of passion,
       Should gaze upon the record book and find
       That he hath ten games hitless gone.  Oh, cursed fate
       That I who led the league should now bat 208.
       A hit, a hit, my kingdom for a hit!
       ...
       To run from first to second, then to third
       And then to dig for home.  To slide, slide, slide.
       Aye, there's the rub.
       There's a divinity that shapes our ends.
 
Etcetera.
 
Actors and audiences love it.
 
Unfortunately, someone ripped off my copy of the record.  It came out about 28
years ago (Lord!!) and also included a Mafia-style version of JULIUS CAESAR
(better known as Big Juley).
 
Roger Gross
Univ. of Arkansas
 

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