2000

Re: Shakespeare Pairings

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2326  Thursday, 14 December 2000

From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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

Roderigo in Performance

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2325  Thursday, 14 December 2000

From:           John Ford <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 13 Dec 2000 11:35:37 -0600
Subject:        Roderigo in Performance

I'm in the midst of a project on *Othello* in performance and would
appreciate some help chasing down a lead.  A colleague told me that he
remembered hearing of a production (mid-nineties, probably American) in
which Roderigo's sexual desire for Desdemona was presented in visual
imagery that both linked and parodied Roderigo's inflated assessment of
both his masculine and economic prowess.  Specifically, in response to
Iago's adivce, he appeared wearing two distended purses hanging from his
belt, prepared to woo.  If anyone remembers seeing or reading about such
a production, could you let me know?-- either on or off-line.

Thanks,
John R. Ford

This Round of Flaming

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2323  Wednesday, 12 December 2000

From:           Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, December 13, 2000
Subject:        This Round of Flaming

Not being very much in a holiday spirit, I am calling an end to ad
hominem attacks or self-defenses to such attacks for the time being. For
those interested in blood sport below are the last public words in the
on-going m


Re: DVD Release of the BBC Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2324  Thursday, 14 December 2000

From:           John Savage <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 13 Dec 2000 09:32:44 -0500
Subject: Re: DVD Release of the BBC Shakespeare
Comment:        SHK 11.2289 Re: DVD Release of the BBC Shakespeare

Ann Carrigan wrote:

>My first pick would be the Jane Howell tetralogy, the Wars of the Roses sequence. <

What did you think of the BBC's TROILUS?

Macbeth on Channel 4

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2322  Wednesday, 12 December 2000

From:           P. D. Holland <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 13 Dec 2000 11:29:33 -0000
Subject:        Re: Macbeth on Channel 4

The RSC production of Macbeth with Antony Sher (now Sir Antony) and
Harriet Walter, directed by Gregory Doran, will, I gather, be screened
in the UK on Channel 4 on New Year's Day. There will, eventually, also
be a video release. SHAKSPERians might like to know that the production
was filmed in the Roundhouse in London where the Hamlet starring Nicol
Williamson was staged and filmed many years ago. The stage production of
this Macbeth was tremendous and I have high hopes that it will have
transferred well to television.

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