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Re: The Birth of Merlin
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0547  Friday, 12 June 1998.

[1]     From:   Jasson Minadakis <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Jun 1998 10:26:09 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0543  Q: The Birth of Merlin

[2]     From:   Jim Shaw <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Jun 1998 16:19:14 GMT
        Subj:   The Birth of Merlin

[3]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Jun 1998 22:34:44 -0400
        Subj:   Re: The Birth of Merlin


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From:           Jasson Minadakis <
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Jun 1998 10:26:09 -0500
Subject: 9.0543  Q: The Birth of Merlin
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0543  Q: The Birth of Merlin

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival did a staged reading of The Birth of
Merlin this season as part of its Apocrypha Reading Series.  The actors
seemed to enjoy various aspects of the play, and many of the audiences
found parts very funny.

Final Score for the play was :
Shakespeare Did Not Write Any of the Play - 47
Shakespeare Did Not Write the Entire Play - 0
Shakespeare Wrote the Whole Play - 0

I have to admit that it was a tough sit, although not too long at a
complete text run at 1 hour 53 minutes.

One of the interesting things about the text was that we could not seem
to find a version that had been "edited" in a contemporary format.  Many
of the actors actually thought this might be an interesting project for
someone with a bit of time on their hands.

Jasson Minadakis
Artistic Director
Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival

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From:           Jim Shaw <
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Jun 1998 16:19:14 GMT
Subject:        The Birth of Merlin

The Birth of Merlin was directed by Denise Coffey for Theatr Clwyd from
1 June - 1 July 1989.   The most current contact details I have for the
company  are as follows;

Theatr Clwyd
County Civic Centre
Mold / Yr Wyddgrug
Flintshire
CH7 1YA, Wales, UK
Tel +44 1352 756331   Fax +44 1352 758323
email:  
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I hope this information helps.

Yours,
Jim Shaw
Shakespeare Institute
Stratford-upon-Avon

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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Jun 1998 22:34:44 -0400
Subject:        Re: The Birth of Merlin

A trade paperback containing the text of this play and commentary was
published in 1989 by Element Books Limited, Longmead, Dorset.
 

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