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Re: The "As You Like It" Hike
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0567  Wednesday, 17 June 1998.

[1]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Jun 1998 13:35:58 -0700
        Subj:   SHK 9.0563  Re: The "As You Like It" Hike -Reply

[2]     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 17 Jun 1998 04:25:06 -0400
        Subj:   SHK 9.0563  Re: The "As You Like It" Hike


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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Jun 1998 13:35:58 -0700
Subject: Re: The "As You Like It" Hike -Reply
Comment:        SHK 9.0563  Re: The "As You Like It" Hike -Reply

Penelope Rixon wrote:

>  It seems that seeing 'As You Like It' these days is only for those with
> stamina and a great love for the play:

I daresay too much exposure leads to boredom.  It does for me at any
rate.  I suppose that is why some have resurrected the call for a
moratorium of Shakespeare production for a decade.  That will not
happen, of course.  To many livelihoods depend on keeping the RSC and
the many festivals going.  Besides, each performance is the first for
someone.  We mustn't withhold the riches they will discover.

Just when I think I can't bear another AYLI, Shrew, Dream, Othello, or
other oft' seen play, I attend a production that works in so many ways I
am enraptured all over again.  Perhaps some really are burnt out on
Shakespeare.  Then move on.  Like Penelope, I only think I am burnt
out.  Then someone does it right and everything old is new again.

Bless the Bard and his infinite variety.

Sentimentally yours,
Mike Jensen

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From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Wednesday, 17 Jun 1998 04:25:06 -0400
Subject: Re: The "As You Like It" Hike
Comment:        SHK 9.0563  Re: The "As You Like It" Hike

We may have to abandon our annual 'King Lear' Cakewalk. Persuading the
audience to jump off the cliff was always difficult. However, guests
will continue to be welcome at the Titus Andronicus Lunch (no
substitutions).

T. Hawkes
 

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