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Re: RSC MND
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0691  Tuesday, 20 April 1999.

[1]     From:   Roger Schmeeckle <
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        Date:   Sunday, 18 Apr 1999 17:23:11 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Midsummer Night's Dream

[2]     From:   Lisa Hopkins <
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        Date:   Monday, 19 Apr 1999 14:32:31 +0100
        Subj:   MND

[3]     From:   Scott Crozier <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 20 Apr 1999 12:06:18 +1000
        Subj:   RSC MND


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From:           Roger Schmeeckle <
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Date:           Sunday, 18 Apr 1999 17:23:11 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        Midsummer Night's Dream

     What fools these mortals be.

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From:           Lisa Hopkins <
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Date:           Monday, 19 Apr 1999 14:32:31 +0100
Subject:        MND

Thanks to Stuart Manger and Peter Holland for their comments on the
production.  I think we'll risk it.

Lisa Hopkins
Sheffield Hallam University

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From:           Scott Crozier <
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Date:           Tuesday, 20 Apr 1999 12:06:18 +1000
Subject:        RSC MND

Although I will not have an opportunity to see the RSC production of
MND, I am slightly bemused at the comments about the sexual nature of
the production.  The play is about sexuality and about sexual
awakening.  The play script is not the text that was presented shrouded
in Mendelssohn and gauze at the turn of this century.  Read Montrose,
Laforgue, Wiles or any other recent writing on the play and performance
and it should make it clear that what is happening at Stratford should
happen.  It is a pity that such productions receive the criticism that
distracts from the substance of the performance.

I am privileged to have been involved in a production of MND that
de-gauzed the play script and helped a young audience find a relevance
in the words!

        Scott Crozier
 

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