The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0798 Friday, 4 September 1998.
Date: Thursday, 3 Sep 1998 08:44:25 -0800
Subject: New Globe/RSC
In July I had the pleasure of attending a performance of The Merchant of
Venice at the New Globe in London. I'm not prepared to offer critical
comments on the performance other than to say that I thoroughly enjoyed
being a penny stinker leaning on the stage and getting at least a taste
of what it might have been like oh so long ago. (of course the
occasional helicopter overhead was a bit anachronistic). On my last
night in England in August, I went to the RSC (Reduced Shakespeare
Company) performance of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare"
(Abridged). I think I ruptured my diaphragm from laughing so much and
so hard. And, I now have a much clearer idea of what the Bard's plays
were really about.
If you are in London, do not miss either of these experiences.
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