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All the Worlds on Stage
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0174  Thursday, 27 January 2000.

From:           Carol Light <
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Date:           Wednesday, 26 Jan 2000 18:35:19 -0500
Subject:        All the Worlds on Stage

If there are any other readers of this fine List who share my twin
passions of Shakespeare and Science Fiction, such gentle folk might be
interested in picking up an Ace Books paperback called "The Golden
Globe" by John Varley.  Its premise is that in the somewhat distant
future, there is less need for gainful work and much more desire for
amusement than is true for our own time.  And interestingly enough,
live, on-stage theatrical performances help fill that need.  This
picaresque tale is the story of a wandering thespian, who begins by
telling us "I once played Romeo an Juliet as a one-man show. Doubling
with Mercuito won't be a problem".  It's a tale well told, with lots of
Shakespeare, some swashbuckling, and believable characters with more
complexity than is usual for the genre.  Not the Bard himself, but fun
nonetheless.
 

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