The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0145 Tuesday, 23 January 2001
From: Victor Bennison <
Date: Sunday, 21 Jan 2001 14:42:00 EST
Subject: 11.1432 Performing 'The Tempest'
Comment: Re: SHK 11.1432 Performing 'The Tempest'
I'm going to be directing "The Tempest" this May at Daniel Webster
College in Nashua, NH, under the auspices of a local community theatre
group. The question I have which I haven't found an answer for yet in
the dozens of books on the Tempest I've been reading is this; is the
play usually performed without dramaturgical cuts? i.e., Is the play as
it stands, say in the first folio, of reasonable length, say two to
three hours, for performance in front of a typical modern audience?
Thanks, and I'm sure I may have more questions as the rehearsals begin