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Re: New Globe: The Yank Invasion
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0848.  Thursday, 14 August 1997.

[1]     From:   Steven Marx <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 Aug 1997 07:41:21 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0846  Re: New Globe: The Yank Invasion

[2]     From:   Ron Ward <
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        Date:   Thursday, 14 Aug 1997 11:16:50 +1200 (NZST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0838  Re: New Globe

[3]     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Thursday, 14 Aug 1997 03:04:45 -0400
        Subj:   SHK 8.0837  The Yank Invasion


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From:           Steven Marx <
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 Aug 1997 07:41:21 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 8.0846  Re: New Globe: The Yank Invasion
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0846  Re: New Globe: The Yank Invasion

The New Globe discussion recalls a moment of recognition  I experienced
while attending the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-upon Avon last
summer.   Mixing with the crowds in the crass commercial atmosphere of
the town had grossed me out on past visits.  But this time, being
admitted to the precincts of Church street and Hall's Croft allowed me a
bit of the backstage vantage point of privileged patrons.   From there
all the hubbub seemed a happy sign of the whole community's ever growing
Prosperity, bequeathed to it by the citizen who used his monetary gains
in show business and real estate to purchase a large monument for
himself next to the altar of its Holy Trinity Church.

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From:           Ron Ward <
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Date:           Thursday, 14 Aug 1997 11:16:50 +1200 (NZST)
Subject: 8.0838  Re: New Globe
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0838  Re: New Globe

I may have missed it but the debates on the new Globe have not-so
far-mentioned anything about music, authentic or otherwise, in any of
the productions. Neither have we heard about cannons discharging. Much
more interesting than firing salvos of anti American or Anti British
prejudice.  Lets leave the placing of various people into nationalistic
stereotypical roles to the less enlightened.

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From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Thursday, 14 Aug 1997 03:04:45 -0400
Subject: The Yank Invasion
Comment:        SHK 8.0837  The Yank Invasion

Dear Andrew White: Your conclusion, that we should 'stick to the merits
of the Globe as it is' rests on a vast presupposition: that such a
project can somehow be prised away from the material context of
politics, history, and culture in which it was conceived, from which it
derives, and to which it responds. A Globe Theatre 'as it is' or 'in
itself', free from these pressures, does not and cannot exist. Always
contextualize.

With best wishes from me in Wales, to you in Arlington, Virginia.

T. Hawkes
 

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