The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.059 Tuesday, 28 March 2000.
Date: Monday, 27 Mar 2000 11:44:50 EST
Subject: 11.0579 Shakespeare Marathon
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0579 Shakespeare Marathon
>I went to a couple of the staged readings in the recent Shakespeare
>Marathon staged at Applause Books. (Carl: thanks for posting!) The
>purpose was to use the Folio text to illuminate staging practices. They
>didn't have enough actors to go around, so I read Mistress Overdone in
>M4M, then came back a couple of days later for AW. Since only one other
>woman showed up, I got to play both the Countess (I got pretty sick of
>"Old Lady" speech prefixes) and Diana. A Freudian quinella.
I got to do the Earl/Duke of Suffolk in Henry VI Parts 1 and 2
(Actually a VERY fun role, which I hadn't known), I showed up for
Richard III, and wound up doing the Mayor and Richmond. And I wound up
Bardolphing my way through Henry IV Part 1. He asked me if I could do
Dogberry, but I couldn't make Much Ado - more's the pity.
I'm really surprised that Paul hadn't read All's Well. I thought he had
read all of them. He's published enough of them.
They are going to be doing one Shakespeare reading every Monday at 7:00
for those who wish to pick up a script.