Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 1999 :: October ::
Re: Old Bill
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1802  Saturday, 23 October 1999.

[1]     From:   Judith Matthews Craig <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Thursday, 21 Oct 1999 15:33:42 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1780 Old Bill

[2]     From:   Karen Peterson-Kranz <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Friday, 22 Oct 1999 08:34:47 +1000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1788 Re: Old Bill

[3]     From:   David Nicol <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Friday, 22 Oct 1999 08:51:52 PDT
        Subj:   Re: Chinese President


[1]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Judith Matthews Craig <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Thursday, 21 Oct 1999 15:33:42 -0500
Subject: 10.1780 Old Bill
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1780 Old Bill

Dear Terence Hawkes,

According to my newspaper, The Dallas Morning News, Zemin is a
Shakespeare lover:  "After an official luncheon, Mr. Jiang, known to be
a Shakespeare admirer, visited the re-creation of Shakespeare's Globe
Theater on the south bank of the Thames and watched part of a
performance of Julius Caesar" ("Protesters follow Chinese leader in trip
to Britain," p. 17A).

Maybe he wanted to go to the Globe.  I don't know exactly, but why
should the British government surprises his right to see a fine
Shakespeare performance in Britain if he wishes to do so?  I am not
supporting his record on human rights violations; I am just looking at
the situation from another angle.

Judy Craig

[2]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Karen Peterson-Kranz <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Friday, 22 Oct 1999 08:34:47 +1000
Subject: 10.1788 Re: Old Bill
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1788 Re: Old Bill

Dale wrote:

>Terence, please say they were playing Richard II.

In answer, here's more from the 21 October Guardian website:

"On a day largely devoted to sightseeing, Mr Jiang paid brief visits to
the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, the Millennium Dome and to the Globe
theatre on the South Bank to watch a performance of Julius Caesar.

"But even there the Bard-loving president could not escape reminders of
dissent when Mark Rylance, the artistic director, said he had had to
consider "very carefully" whether to agree to the visit.

"Some 25 gold-masked protesters from the Free Tibet campaign booed and
held banners proclaiming: "Tibet is the real tragedy", and another with
the words "et tu, Tony?". He also faced chanting demonstrators outside
the Banqueting House on Whitehall."

Cheers,
Karen Peterson-Kranz
University of Guam

[3]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           David Nicol <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Friday, 22 Oct 1999 08:51:52 PDT
Subject:        Re: Chinese President

Hello,

Somebody asked which play the Chinese President saw when he visited the
New Globe in London. Well, on Channel 4 News they said that he watched
an excerpt from "Julius Caesar".

The reporter commented that this was peculiarly appropriate, since the
play depicts the suppression of a democratic movement.

Dave Nicol
 

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.