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Save Shakespeare and Company
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0639.  Friday, 25 August 1995.
From:           G. L. Horton <
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Date:           Wednesday, 23 Aug 1995 12:07:04 -0400
Subject:        Re: Shakes & Co SOS
When I went to see the productions at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox over the
weekend, I discovered that they are "threatened with eviction or severe
restriction of programming by the Edith Wharton Restoration" where they have
been in residence since before there WAS an "Edith Wharton Restoration" at the
Mount -- once Wharton's home, and the company's since 1978.  This would be a
terrible loss.  In addition to the company's excellent productions, and the
training program that creates a supply of actors able to deal with the depth
and complexity of verse drama, the company does teacher training and outreach
in the schools that promises a future supply of people who love Shakespeare,
theatre, and the English language.  They are soliciting letters of support, to
be sent to the company for forwarding at The Mount, Lenox, MA 01240;  or to
Frank Sanchis, VP
National Trust for Historic Preservation
1785 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
or to relevent congresspeople
I urge conference members to write or email in support.  This company is a
national treasure!     G.L. Horton

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