Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0744. Monday, 14 October 1996.
Date: Sunday, 13 Oct 1996 16:40:29 +0000
Subject: Performances and BBC
In recent discussions of past and present performances, no one has mentioned
the BBC series of the complete plays. One critic described the series as
meritorious but boring. IMO this was unfair to some individual plays but as an
all-over judgment seemed fair. Some of the plays I remember as remarkably
odious and I associate Jonathan Miller with the worst excesses of eccentricity.
This may be unfair and my memory may be very faulty for I see him mentioned
frequently with praise or without censure. I raise this series from the realm
of the forgotten because no one in the group has mentioned it and it seems to
have vanished with surprising celerity.