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RNT RII
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0033.  Friday, 12 January 1996.

(1)     From:   James Stone <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Jan 1996 18:57:08 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0029  RNT RII

(2)     From:   Chris Stroffolino <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Jan 1996 20:28:36 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0029  RNT RII


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From:           James Stone <
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Jan 1996 18:57:08 -0700
Subject: 7.0029  RNT RII
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0029  RNT RII

I agree with Rick Jones that the superb National Theatre production of Richard
II hardly deserves to be called "controversial," least of all for casting
actress Fiona Shaw in the title role. Hers is not the languishing, lyrically
indulgent Richard that we have come to expect from recent interpretations. On a
stripped bare stage, so contrary to the lavish production values at the RSC,
Shaw and her dressed in black fellows create a minimalist, claustrophobic sense
of menace, a world of lawless reservoir dogs.

James Stone
UC Berkeley

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From:           Chris Stroffolino <
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Jan 1996 20:28:36 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 7.0029  RNT RII
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0029  RNT RII

Dear Rick Jones--

Please provide a review of the R2 production. thanks. chris stroffolino
 

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