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Re: What is truth in theatre?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0615  Wednesday, 29 March 2000.

[1]     From:   Gabriel Egan <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Mar 2000 18:03:42 +0100
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[2]     From:   David Evett <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Mar 2000 13:33:36 -0500
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[3]     From:   Dale Lyles <
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        Date:   Wed, 29 Mar 2000 10:46:11 EST
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From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Mar 2000 18:03:42 +0100
Subject: 11.0604 What is truth in theatre?
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0604 What is truth in theatre?

Sarah Boswell writes

>My question to you all is whether you believe there is truth in theatre,
>what is it, where is it and what your opinion is on how to get it.

The entire theatrical experience is predicated on lying. I mean not that
trivial lie of persons pretending to be other persons but the much more
sinister deception which is the announcement that "The performance will
begin in 3 minutes". Knowing this to be false, one tosses off a
perfectly good drink in order to keep the front-of-house personnel in
the comfortable delusion that we believe their timekeeping.

None of this would still be happening if government had acceded to the
trades unionists' demand of shorter hours, made way back in 1972. (55
minutes by 1980, 50 minutes by the turn of the millennium.)

Gabriel Egan

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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Mar 2000 13:33:36 -0500
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Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0604 What is truth in theatre?

Hah-hah.  Bye-bye.

David "Pilate" Evett

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From:           Dale Lyles <
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Date:           Wed, 29 Mar 2000 10:46:11 EST
Subject: 11.0604 What is truth in theatre?
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0604 What is truth in theatre?

Dare I say that "all of the above" is the correct answer?

Dale Lyles
Newnan Community Theatre Company
http://shenandoah.peachnet.edu/nctc
 

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