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Re: Midsummer Video
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2043  Wednesday, 8 November 2000.

From:           Richard Sherrington <
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Date:           Tuesday, 07 Nov 2000 13:14:10 -0400
Subject: 11.2027 Re: Midsummer Video
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2027 Re: Midsummer Video

I agree in general with the comments offered, but for my money, the best
video by far is Adrian Noble's Royal Shakespeare Company production with
Alex Jennings, Lindsay Duncan, Desmond Barrit and Barry Lynch. Jennings
is terrific as Oberon, Duncan a bewitchingly sexy Titania. Barrit a
hilarious Bottom and Lynch a devilish Puck. Fine acting, a magical set,
strange transitions all done on a nearly bare stage that looks like a
midsummer night world.  Hard to find but now available from Poor Yorick
at www.bardcentral.com .   This is the one your students will enjoy.

Richard
 

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