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News from London
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0023  Tuesday, 6 January 1999.

From:           Jerry Bangham <
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Date:           Tuesday, 5 Jan 1999 14:19:03 -0600
Subject:        News from London

I thought the message below, copied from the London Forum on CompuServe
might be of interest

Shakespeare Voted The Personality Of The Millennium

It's been announced that William Shakespeare has been voted Britain's
Personality Of The Millennium in a nationwide poll conducted by BBC
Radio 4.  The poll was carried out by the 'Today' programme from a
shortlist of six (which had been selected by an earlier poll). The
voting was as follows:

William Shakespeare, playwright: 11,717 votes

Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister: 10,957 votes

William Caxton, typographer/printer: 7,109 votes

Charles Darwin, biologist: 6,337 votes

Isaac Newton, physicist: 4,664 votes

Oliver Cromwell, former Lord Protector of England: 4,653 votes

The plays of William Shakespeare are extensively produced on the West
End stage - over the next four months you could see all these in the
West End:

The Two Gentlemen of Verona currently running at the RSC Pit Theatre

The Merchant of Venice currently running at the RSC Barbican Theatre

The Tempest opens 5 January at the RSC Barbican Theatre

Richard III runs from 18 January at the Savoy Theatre

Measure For Measure opens 20 January at the RSC Barbican Theatre

Macbeth opens 3 March at the Queen's Theatre

Troilus and Cressida opens 15 March at the RNT Olivier Theatre

The Winter's Tale opens 12 April at the RSC Barbican Theatre

And not forgetting...

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by the Reduced
Shakespeare Company currently running at the Criterion Theatre

West Side Story the Bernstein/Sondheim musical based on Shakespeare's
Romeo and Juliet currently running at the Prince Edward Theatre.
 

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