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Re: Twelfth Night Recording
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0146  Monday, 16 February 1998.

From:           Drew Whitehead <
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Date:           Monday, 16 Feb 1998 11:30:54 +1000 (GMT+1000)
Subject:        Re: Twelfth Night

>On Feb 8, john Owen wrote:

>Yes, the Marlowe Society's version [of Twelfth Night] is first rate
>although I wonder how sombre Mr. Whitehead thinks TN ought to be.

Please don't get me wrong, Twelfth Night is my favourite Shakespearean
play, and I believe that the Marlowe Society's version is wonderful.
However, recently I have begun to consider what a darker, more sinister
version of Twelfth Night might be like.  It would be entirely possible
to read this as a play containing a decadent upper class, completely
indifferent to the viscous, revenge motivated, subplot.  Like MSD this
play has a darker side which is often ignored in performances.

Drew Whitehead
 

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