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Re: Shakespeare Pairings
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2326  Thursday, 14 December 2000

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 Dec 2000 09:36:44 -0800
Subject: Re: Shakespeare Pairings
Comment:        SHK 11.2320 Re: Shakespeare Pairings

Hey Jack!

> A few years ago, the Tulane Shakespeare Festival in New Orleans
> anticipated this pairing. One of the wives was a curly redhead and the
> characters wore '50s styles. They also used a convertible on the stage.

Actually, the first time I thought of Wives in light of modern sitcoms
was when I saw an RSC production directed by Bill Alexander about 15
years ago.  The production was in the style of the 50s.  As I recall,
the letter scene was done in a beauty shop with Mistresses Ford and Page
under the hair dryers.  The reviews sounded strange to me, but it worked
surprisingly well.  Cute program too.

All the best,
Mike Jensen

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