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Re: Queen's Shylock; Queen Lear
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1234.  Monday, 15 December 1997.

[1]     From:   Andrew Walker White <
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        Date:   Friday, 12 Dec 1997 20:08:44 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Queen's Shylock

[2]     From:   Helen Ostovich <
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        Date:   Saturday, 13 Dec 1997 11:44:23 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.1226  Re: Queen Lear


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From:           Andrew Walker White <
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Date:           Friday, 12 Dec 1997 20:08:44 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Queen's Shylock

Lest we forget, John Gielgud gave a ginger-haired Shylock at the Queen's
Theatre, which was designed along the lines of Barker's contention that
it was a romantic comedy.  Gielgud regarded the character as a 'squalid
little guttersnipe', but that's because of his position in the piece as
the romantic obstacle.

Motley did the sets, and made sure the Belmont scenes were full of light
and color.  They even did a number on Aragon-gave him the most
ridiculously frilly costume I've seen outside of Inigo Jones.  Critics
seemed to notice how ridiculous he was for the first time... oh, and
Portia was Peggy Ashcroft.

Cheers,
Andy White

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Date:           Saturday, 13 Dec 1997 11:44:23 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 8.1226  Re: Queen Lear
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.1226  Re: Queen Lear

There was a black African Queen Lear in Toronto a few years ago.  It
caused quite a stir, but I didn't see it.  Perhaps someone else on the
list did?
 

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