The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0011 Tuesday, 2 January 2001
From: Stephanie Hughes <
Date: Thursday, 28 Dec 2000 16:24:56 +0000
Subject: 11.2375 Re: Play On!
Comment: Re: SHK 11.2375 Re: Play On!
> Tanya Gough refers to 'Play On!, the Duke Ellington musical inspired by
> Shakespeare'. Ellington wrote no such work. He did write a
> 'Shakespearean' suite called 'Such Sweet Thunder' which was performed at
> the 1956 Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario and later at New
> York Town Hall in 1957. But 'Play On!' is something quite different,
> cobbled together by somebody else.
> Terence Hawkes
Recently I saw on Public Television a marvelous musical version of
"Twelfth Night" with black performers and Duke Ellington's music. I
would very much like to get a tape of this show, or at least, know the
name. Is it perhaps one of the above?