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Re: The Reduced Shakespeare Company
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0535  Wednesday, 7 March 2001

[1]     From:   Bob Haas <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 06 Mar 2001 14:40:19 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0520 Re: The Reduced Shakespeare Company

[2]     From:   Ann Carrigan <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 06 Mar 2001 15:19:53 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0520 Re: The Reduced Shakespeare Company


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From:           Bob Haas <
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Date:           Tuesday, 06 Mar 2001 14:40:19 -0500
Subject: 12.0520 Re: The Reduced Shakespeare Company
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0520 Re: The Reduced Shakespeare Company

> Sean wrote:
>
> Does anyone have the date of the expected performance?  I can check
> local listings for the time, but would like to be able to narrow the
> search.

I've not been able to find anything here on the WUNC web site; I wonder
if it's been programmed locally by the station watched by the person who
wrote the original post, probably as part of the March "Festival"
fund-raising drive.  Sounds better than the four hours of "Doo-Wap 50"
that played last weekend to kick off the fun.  Yee-eeh.

> I agree with Tom's note about send-ups being roughly divisible into
> those aimed at an audience that things the play to be meaningless
> rubbish in the first place, and those which engage with the details of
> the play and the sociology of play-going at a close level, but will have
> to wait to actually see the thing before I comment further.

I saw the CWSA a few summers ago here at UNCG as part of the summer
theater program.  The young men who did the show did a wonderful job,
and since I knew two of them, I suppose I was biased toward enjoying
it.  Nevertheless, I thought it was quite funny, but I think that it
would need to be performed with a ton of energy and at a rather rapid
pace for that fun to coalesce.  To do correctly, I think the actors must
come close to hurting themselves. Maybe that's what struck me as funny.

Bob

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From:           Ann Carrigan <
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Date:           Tuesday, 06 Mar 2001 15:19:53 EST
Subject: 12.0520 Re: The Reduced Shakespeare Company
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0520 Re: The Reduced Shakespeare Company

Tim Perfect <
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"I have gone to the PBS website, and searched all over, but am not able
to locate the date and time of the performance.  Any help would be
appreciated."

Tim and others who have inquired:

I should have been more clear.

The program is not part of the primetime PBS network lineup, but is
being offered as a "package" to affiliates as an incentive program
during their pledge drives in March. They don't all pick it up. That's
why you really need to check with your local station or stations. Here's
a spot on the PBS page that will allow you to go to your local station's
listings.

http://www.pbs.org/whatson/press/winspring/reduced_shakespr.html

I didn't see it listed in the Minneapolis area (judging from your web
site, Tim, that's where you are).

You might also be able to do a search in a TV schedule lookup like
http://zap2it.com. Many markets are served by more than one public
television so you may need to look at two or three. KTCI in the Twin
Cities didn't list it either, but then again, I could only look forward
as far as the 16th of March.

I would also suggest you CALL the station(s) and inquire, and if they
are not carrying it, ask them to put it on the list for the next
quarter.

I can tell you that Reduced Shakespeare is scheduled on WJCT in
Jacksonville, Florida, for Sunday night -- let's say 11:59pm, as it's
really going into Monday AM.(And TV days are 5am-5am, but that's another
story.) Incidentally, I'm also seeing something on March 11 at 10:30am
called "Standard Deviants TV-Shakespeare: King Lear." Dunno what THAT
is!  This will all be on when I'm in Ann Arbor.

The Reduced Shakespeare site simply says they're on PBS in March. Hope
this is at least a start to help you find a listing.

Peace and joy,
Ann
 

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