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Re: Q1 Hamlet Productions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0991  Sunday, 13 June 1999.

[1]     From:   Milla Riggio <
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        Date:   Friday, 11 Jun 1999 13:33:14 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0974 Q1 Hamlet Productions

[2]     From:   David Kathman <
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        Date:   Sat, 12 Jun 1999 01:06:18 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0984 Re: Q1 Hamlet Productions

[3]     From:   H. R. Greenberg <
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        Date:   Saturday, 12 Jun 1999 10:19:10 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0984 Re: Q1 Hamlet Productions

[4]     From:   Mychelle Hopkins <
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        Date:   Sunday, 13 Jun 1999 04:35:35 PDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0984 Re: Q1 Hamlet Productions


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From:           Milla Riggio <
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Date:           Friday, 11 Jun 1999 13:33:14 -0400
Subject: 10.0974 Q1 Hamlet Productions
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0974 Q1 Hamlet Productions

Dear Terri:

Richard Schechner's production at the Performing Garage is a MODIFIED Q1
production, with the soliloquies and other items added, a mixture of
names from the Quarto and the Folio, a hybrid text but the basic
beginning text was Q1. There is great music and much interesting stage
work.  Runs, as the announcement here said, until June 20, $12per
ticket, 33 Wooster Street, NY: 7:30 Wed - Sat; 2:30 Sat and Sun.

Milla Riggio

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From:           David Kathman <
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Date:           Sat, 12 Jun 1999 01:06:18 -0600
Subject: 10.0984 Re: Q1 Hamlet Productions
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0984 Re: Q1 Hamlet Productions

Daniel Traister wrote:

>Terri Mategrano asks: "Could anyone tell me if there are any productions
>of Q1 Hamlet being staged in the US this summer or fall? Also, does
>anyone know if and where it has been staged in the US and the UK since
>1997? Any information is appreciated.  Feel free to reply off-line."
>
>I suspect that this information-especially of any productions that might
>be upcoming-would be of interest to others on the list, as well.

and A. D. Murphy wrote:

>Terri --
>
>Q1 Hamlet was produced at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond (UK) in
>1985.  There is some material on the production in one of the chapters
>of Thomas Clayton (ed.), The Hamlet First Published (Delaware UP, 1992)

Kathleen Irace's 1998 New Cambridge edition of Q1 Hamlet has eight pages
on productions.  The three from this decade that she describes are: 1992
Shakespeare in the Park, Fort Worth, Texas (directed by Michael Muller);
1992 Medieval Players tour of Great Britain (produced by Ben Benison);
and 1994 Oregon Shakespeare Festival (actually a staged reading
coordinated by Barry Kraft).  She also describes the 1985 Orange Tree
production, as well as numerous earlier ones.

Dave Kathman

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From:           H. R. Greenberg <
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Date:           Saturday, 12 Jun 1999 10:19:10 EDT
Subject: 10.0984 Re: Q1 Hamlet Productions
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0984 Re: Q1 Hamlet Productions

If the Ql (no scholar I) is the version reputedly written down by one or
several viewers with alternate readings and names of characters,
including "To be or not to be/that's the point", there is such a version
playing at this moment in New York at the Performing Garage directed by
Richard Schechner. (Not related to the Wooster Group). I didn't much
care for the production itself, but some of the variants weren't howlers
as Id expected.  Many cuts also which went against the grain Q1 or
otherwise. But again, is this production Q1?

Production had Gertrud as Marilyn Monroe, and Rosen/Guilden combo as
women in bowlers and mustaches with rat pelts and tails  inter alia
production belonged to avant garde of 20s at this point  at least to
this observer more derriere garde

Await corrections however if Q1 is a different deal again, as non
scholar I always confuse Folios and Quartos.
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From:           Mychelle Hopkins <
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Date:           Sunday, 13 Jun 1999 04:35:35 PDT
Subject: 10.0984 Re: Q1 Hamlet Productions
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0984 Re: Q1 Hamlet Productions

FYI - I directed a production of Q1 Hamlet at the Shakespeare Institute
in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1996.  There is a video of the production
available for viewing at the Institute Library.

M. Hopkins
 

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