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Re: Midsummer Questions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1280  Friday, 16 July 1999.

From:           Carl Fortunato <
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Date:           Thursday, 15 Jul 1999 09:39:02 EDT
Subject: 10.1273 Re: Midsummer Questions
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1273 Re: Midsummer Questions

>In the Peter Hall production of "MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" currently
>playing in Los Angeles, the role of Egeus is played by an actor who is
>made up to look like William Shakespeare.
>(I don't recommend the production, The role of Oberon is played by an
>actor who seems to be channeling Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook.)

In ours, the Oberon is paying him as some sort of stage magician, and it
seems to work.

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