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Re: Beyond the Fringe; DC *Ado*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0583.  Tuesday, 25 July 1995.
 
(1)     From:   David Jackson <
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        Date:   Monday, 24 Jul 95 13:01:19 est
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0573  Re: Othello, A & C, Branagh
 
(2)     From:   Kate Mazzetti <
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        Date:   Monday, 24 Jul 95 14:36:00 PDT
        Subj:   "Much Ado About Nothing"
 
 
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Date:           Monday, 24 Jul 95 13:01:19 est
Subject: 6.0573  Re: Othello, A & C, Branagh
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0573  Re: Othello, A & C, Branagh
 
Re: "Beyond the Fringe"
 
Ron MacDonald's posting jogged my memory: one of the reasons I feel so phony
when performing those pseudo-funny scenes with a "walking laughtrack" is the
image in the back of my mind that I now recall is the very one he refers to.
The Shakespearean spoof scene (by Jonathan Miller, I think) was recreated in an
amnesty international benefit show in London in the late 70s/early 80s, and I
think it was broadcast on PBS as "Pleasure at Her Majesty's". It included
several "Fringe" sketches, as well as some stuff by sundry Pythons, Jonathan
Lynn, and Eleanor Bron. But unless I do misremember me, I think the climax of
the show was J. Miller and company doing their Shakespeare history play thing.
 
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From:           Kate Mazzetti <
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Date:           Monday, 24 Jul 95 14:36:00 PDT
Subject:        "Much Ado About Nothing"
 
Just an announcement for anyone who is or will be in Washington DC in August
and would be interested in seeing  "Much Ado":
 
The Performance runs August 4,5,11,12,18,19 at 8 and August 13 at 2pm. It is
being performed at The Players' Theatre located at 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
 
I'm putting a plug in for it, not only because I'm playing Beatrice.....
 
For further info, I can be contacted at 
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office # is 202-347-9621.
 
Kate Mazzetti
Folger Shakespeare Library
 

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