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Re: Shakespeare in the Caribbean
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1904  Friday, 5 November 1999.

From:           Mary Jane Miller <
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Date:           Thursday, 4 Nov 1999 15:53:43 -0500
Subject: 10.1898 Shakespeare in the Caribbean
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1898 Shakespeare in the Caribbean

No.  But for what it is worth,  I saw an amateur version of MND  in
Montego Bay in 1964 or 5 in the very posh gardens of an estate where the
court were drawn from   the town's upper class   and the mechanicals
played  their linesin patois - a charity fundraiser as I recall.  Most
people of that class  in Montego Bay  (where we lived for six years)
could speak patois as well as more standard English. I remember that
Theseus and Hippolyta were pretty wooden in their demeanour and
delivery, the lovers were OK, I don't remember the fairies at all and
remember  enjoying mostly Bottom and co who were fresh and funny. I was
in my early 20s at the time.

Mary Jane
 

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