Q: *Rime of the Ancient Mariner*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0638. Saturday, 31 August 1996.
From: Ian H. Doescher <
Date: Friday, 30 Aug 1996 21:50:44 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Although I realize that this topic is not Shakespeare, I thought that perhaps I
would try an idea on SHAKSPERians, hoping that the theme of dead English poets
would be acceptable.
I am attempting to put together a one-man show of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's
_Rime of the Ancient Mariner_. The show would have background music and would
consist mainly of the Mariner on board a ship, telling the tale as the audience
sees it happen.
Can this work? Is Coleridge's language not appropriate for entertainment
beyond reading appreciation and analyzation? I would be grateful for the
opinions of SHAKSPERians, which I value highly.