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Winters Tale and the Bear
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1998  Tuesday, 16 November 1999.

From:           Patricia Melville <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Nov 1999 10:22:06 +1100
Subject:        Winters Tale and the Bear

I am interested to learn if there is any record of a live bear being
used in a production of The Winters Tale. I have a record of Anthony
Quayle reverting to the traditional procedure of using a live bear in
1948 but can find no description or whether his experiment was a
success, nor any evidence of a "traditional" performance. If you could
help I should be delighted. Patrick Melville
 

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