The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1904 Friday, 5 November 1999.
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.