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Re: Q1 Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2215  Wednesday, 15 December 1999.

[1]     From:   Robert Hamilton <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 14 Dec 1999 16:42:41 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.2206 DC - Hamlet

[2]     From:   John Briggs <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Dec 1999 10:53:27 -0000
        Subj:   RE: SHK 10.2195 Re: Q1 Hamlet

[3]     From:   Nicolas Pullin <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Dec 1999 08:36:53 -0600
        Subj:   SHK 10.2195 Re: Q1 Hamlet -Reply


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From:           Robert Hamilton <
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Date:           Tuesday, 14 Dec 1999 16:42:41 -0000
Subject: 10.2206 DC - Hamlet, Shakespeare's R&J
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2206 DC - Hamlet, Shakespeare's R&J

Jimmy Jung writes:

>Two questions: Does anyone know of a copy of The First Quarto
>on the web?

Internet Shakespeare Editions has a transcription of Q1 Hamlet at:

http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/Annex/DraftTxt/Ham/Ham_Q1/index.html

Robin Hamilton

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From:           John Briggs <
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Dec 1999 10:53:27 -0000
Subject: 10.2195 Re: Q1 Hamlet
Comment:        RE: SHK 10.2195 Re: Q1 Hamlet

More information (for those of us on this side of the herring pond ...):

Hamlet: First Cut. Based on First Quarto. Red Shift. Corn Exchange,
Newbury 12 January 2000 (01635 522 733); Bloomsbury Theatre, London 17 -
26 January 2000 (020 7388 8822); Music Hall, Shrewsbury 1 February 2000
(01743 244 255); The Castle, Wellingborough 2 February 2000 (01933 270
007); Arts Link, Camberley 3 - 5 February 2000 (01276 707 600); Poole
Arts Centre 8-12 February 2000 (01202 685 222);Charter Theatre, Preston
17-19 February 2000 (01772 258 858); Lawrence Batley Theatre,
Huddersfield 1 March 2000 (01484 430 528); Queen's Hall, Widnes 2 March
2000 (0151 471 7456); Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield 3 - 5 March 2000
(01246 232 901); Chequer Mead, East Grinstead 8 March 2000 (01342 302
000); Playhouse, Norwich 9 - 11 March 2000 (0845 601 0805).

I am a bit perturbed by the "based on": is it the first quarto text or
not?

John Briggs

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From:           Nicolas Pullin <
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Dec 1999 08:36:53 -0600
Subject: Re: Q1 Hamlet -Reply
Comment:        SHK 10.2195 Re: Q1 Hamlet -Reply

I was not a member of this listserv when this discussion first came
around, so I apologise for any repetition and redundancy.  I have had
the happy experience of working Hamlet Q1 twice, having played Leartes
(sic) and the Player king, as well as designing fights and music, in
what is apparently the first and as yet only full Equity production of
the play in the US (I stand to be corrected), at Fort Worth's
Shakespeare in the Park in 1992.  The experience was a blast.  Then last
year, I also was involved, this time as Claudius, in selected scenes
staged as part of Loyola University Chicago's annual McElroy Shakespeare
Celebration, which consists of an evening which combines an academic
lecture and performance, always concluding with one scene performed two
contrasting ways and subsequent audience discussion.  This year's
visiting scholar was W.B. Worthen, who discussed the textual and
performance differences provided by Q1.  Another fascinating experience.

As usual, little or no academic attention followed either of these
events.
 

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