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Re: Old Bill
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1919  Tuesday, 9 November 1999.

[1]     From:   Matt Kozusko <
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        Date:   Friday, 05 Nov 1999 15:12:37 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1907 Re: Old Bill

[2]     From:   Gabriel Egan <
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        Date:   Saturday, 6 Nov 1999 17:59:48 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1907 Re: Old Bill

[3]     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Monday, 8 Nov 1999 06:18:32 -0500
        Subj:   SHK 10.1890 Re: Old Bill


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From:           Matt Kozusko <
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Date:           Friday, 05 Nov 1999 15:12:37 -0600
Subject: 10.1907 Re: Old Bill
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1907 Re: Old Bill

Larry Weiss wrote:

>The actor who played
>Brutus in JC was Charmian in A&C, and did a great job.  The non-drag
>characters, especially Antony (not the same Antony in JC), were also
>excellent.  Sorry I don't have my program handy, or I would provide the
>names.

>From the program for _A&C_:

Mark Antony - Paul Shelley [Caesar in _JC_]
Charmian - Danny Sapani
Octavius Caesar - Ben Walden [Decius Brutus in _JC_]

>By the way, how is it no one has commented about the 1999 Globe season
>except to note that Jiang Zemin attended part of one performance?  Are
>we getting jaded?

I had the pleasure of seeing A&C and JC and otherwise spending a lot of
time at the Globe this summer.  A splendid experience from start to
finish, but the performances themselves weren't remarkable.  Probably
anyone with an interest in the period can appreciate a Shakespeare's
Globe production, but quite frankly, the RSC and plenty of other nearby
Shakespeare is considerably better theater.

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From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Saturday, 6 Nov 1999 17:59:48 -0000
Subject: 10.1907 Re: Old Bill
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1907 Re: Old Bill

Larry Weiss wrote about JC at the Globe

>I am not sure the actors in the yard playing plebeians
>are "a modern touch"; for all we know it was done that
>way at the first Globe.  I'd like to think it was.

It's most unlikely. The stage/yard boundary had to be impermeable and it
seems that at the Fortune (modeled on the Globe) spikes around the yard
wall and stage edge kept the yard audience in its place.

Gabriel Egan

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From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Monday, 8 Nov 1999 06:18:32 -0500
Subject: Re: Old Bill
Comment:        SHK 10.1890 Re: Old Bill

Dear Sean Lawrence,

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