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Re: Cymbeline
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1032  Friday, 12 May 2000.

From:           Robert J. Matter <
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Date:           Friday, 12 May 2000 04:25:54 -0500
Subject:        Re: Cymbeline

> <snip>
> Could I ask list members to share their experiences of any other
> stagings of Cymbeline? I assume it's not staged often, and I'd be
> interested to hear what approaches different companies have made to set,
> costume, context and so on.
>
> Cheers,
> Tim Richards.

I just saw Cybeline for the first time this weekend in Chicago [Viaduct
Theatre, 3111 N. Western, 773-878-3632, thru May 28] and enjoyed it very
much.  The set was simple.  Just some walls on each side of the stage
cut at an angle at the top to give an exaggerated perspective towards
the center-rear where a slide projection screen was mounted on another
wall and different color slides were projected on to it from the rear.
They played some ambient music before, during, and after the production
that I found interesting.  The dress was modern.  The only furniture was
a bed (and trunk later) in front-left of the stage for the bedroom
scenes.  The beheaded prince laid on the floor with a scarlet scarf
wrapped around his head mummy-style.  Worked for me!

Bob Matter
 

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