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Re: New Globe
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0737  Thursday, 6 August 1998.

[1]     From:   William Williams <
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        Date:   Thursday, 06 Aug 1998 14:00:33 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0732  Re: New Globe

[2]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 05 Aug 1998 12:39:58 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0732  Re: New Globe


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From:           William Williams <
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Date:           Thursday, 06 Aug 1998 14:00:33 -0700
Subject: 9.0732  Re: New Globe
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0732  Re: New Globe

Suart Manger's response to what is going on at Globe3, and others on
this list and in the British press, raise an interesting point.  WS was
writing, I believe, for just the sort of folk that many find distracting
at Globe 3 (I have aired my views on school parties earlier but now have
modified those views).  What perhaps we are learning from the Globe3
experiment is that the articulate and educated person will always find
the Globe3 experience distasteful until what goes on there resembles the
post-1660 theatre as much as possible, and we are also learning, I
think, that our culture seems to have removed from the 'apprentice
class' any, or most, ability to take seriously or to follow closely
Shakespeare's text.  But---did they ever have it?  Do we know that a
Globe 1 or 2 audience was any different in behaviour than the Globe 3
audience Stuart Manger complains of?  Could it be that those of us able
to be on SHAKSPER and who teach and write about Shakespeare are not
really able to understand Shakespeare in his native dress?  In other
words, are we disliking the Globe 3 experience because it IS to
authentic?  Would a Globe 1 audience have kept quiet, munched their
hazel nuts with their mouths closed, and generally behaved the way WE
expect theatre audiences to behave?  Wish I had the answers, but thought
I should ask the questions.

William Proctor Williams
Northern Illinois University

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Wednesday, 05 Aug 1998 12:39:58 -0700
Subject: 9.0732  Re: New Globe
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0732  Re: New Globe

In response to Stuart, I should specify that the whole of the review
comes from The Times.  My role is limited to cutting and pasting, so I
can't take credit for the argument or the style.

Flattered, nevertheless,
Sean Lawrence
 

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