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Re: What is truth in theatre?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0682  Monday, 3 April 2000.

[1]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Friday, 31 Mar 2000 17:46:13 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0651 Re: What is truth in theatre?

[2]     From:   Karen Peterson-Kranz <
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        Date:   Mon, 3 Apr 2000 10:18:20 +1000
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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Friday, 31 Mar 2000 17:46:13 -0800
Subject: 11.0651 Re: What is truth in theatre?
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0651 Re: What is truth in theatre?

Clifford Stetner writes:

> If it
> could be demonstrated that the particular staging of a particular play,
> regardless of any aesthetic or internal textual (if such a thing really
> exists) meaning, performs a specific function in the circulation of
> cultural poetics (Greenblatt) then we can determine not only what is
> being said, but why it is being said to these people at this time, and
> that, for me, is the significant truth of it, because it can then be
> used to illuminate analogous functions in our own culture to which our
> proximity might otherwise blind us.

Too bad the aesthetic keeps polluting the political.

Cheers,
Se

 

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