The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1020 Thursday, 11 May 2000.
Date: Wednesday, 10 May 2000 19:53:23 -0400
Subject: 11.0997 Re: Cymbeline
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0997 Re: Cymbeline
I was the dramaturg on the Mark Lamos Hartford Stage production. Thanks
to Marilyn for the praise for the show, which was special. Mark had
done this play 17 years earlier, and there are comparisons of the two
productions. He ended his career at Hftd. Stage with the reprise-no,
with the NEW production of CYMBELINE. He had decided to resign as
artistic director, and this was his swansong in the theater. It was,
indeed, Italy though more specifically ROME that Posthumus visited, in
which he boasted of his lady.
>Several years ago the Hartford Stage produced a simply luminous
>Cymbeline. I do not any longer have the program but believe the
>director was Marc Lamos (spelling?)
>The evil manipulators were as I recall, Italian, the honest folk
>British... the costumes assorted... the stage (it's a 3/4 round
>environment, essentially) mostly bare.
>Odd that I as I reach into my memory vault I remember little but
>snapshot views of particular scenes.... but those memories are all