Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0062. Wednesday, 24 January 1996.
From: Eric Armstrong <
Date: Tuesday, 23 Jan 1996 18:57:01 -0500
Subject: The Sonnets. All of 'em
I am dreaming of doing a performance of ALL the sonnets in one evening. Has
anyone ever seen this done? I am aware that Simon Callow in _Being An Actor_
tells how he did the complete sonnets based on some new numbering that had just
I am wondering how long it tends to take and how interesting it is (Sorry - its
got to be brilliant - its Shakespeare, isn't it?).I am also wondering if anyone
who has any particular interest in the sonnets might share anything juicy
and"new" or "hot" about them. I have been reading them from Booth. Anyone else
who I should really delve into? Why? (I really like the Booth).
If there are too many for one night, anyone got any suggestions as to which
ones to do to make a well rounded theatrical evening?
I must admit that I am mildly terrified by the thought of this undertaking
(which seems almost a good enough reason in itself).
Hope to hear some good debate on this one,
P.S. Does anyone know Jean-Christophe Mayer (in France) 's email address?
[Editor's Note: Please respond privately to the above e-mail address request.