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Re: Street Shakespeare
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0339.  Sunday, 5 May 1996.

(1)     From:   Porter Jamison <
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        Date:   Friday, 3 May 1996 20:19:07 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0324  Street Shakespeare

(2)     From:   A. E. B. Coldiron <
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        Date:   Saturday, 4 May 1996 09:12:03 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: Street Shakespeare


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From:           Porter Jamison <
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Date:           Friday, 3 May 1996 20:19:07 -0700
Subject: 7.0324  Street Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0324  Street Shakespeare

>Several friends and I wish to perform . . . on the street
>as a free entertainment this summer.  We are having
>(difficulties) locating dialogues, especially between men,
>which appear interesting or colorful enough for such
>informal performance.

2m:  CE; III,2  (sexist, but funny-- can be adapted to 2f)

1m1f:  IH4; III,1
       AW; II,2

Multi:  R&J; I,1

All bold, require little explanation, and short.  (It's difficult finding good
scenes of this nature that work in isolation-- but you can also adapt and
condense material from longer scenes.  Check out IH4 Falstaff-Hal scenes.)

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Date:           Saturday, 4 May 1996 09:12:03 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Re: Street Shakespeare

Colorful bits you might wish to consider for your street Shakespeare: Winter's
Tale, some of Autolycus' appearances in Act 4.  4.3 has a pickpocket scene,
perhaps too close for comfort depending on the city in which you wish to play
this; 4.4 includes the rustics' songs; later, around 4.4.700ff, after a
clothing-switch, Autolycus feigns courtier status--this is fun to play with and
without a change of accent on his part, creating different levels of
incongruity between speech and clothing.
 

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