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Re: RSC-This England
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0832  Wednesday, 11 April 2001

[1]     From:   Tom Bishop <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 10 Apr 2001 14:53:14 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0823 RSC-This England

[2]     From:   William Proctor Williams <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 10 Apr 2001 18:27:50 -0400
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From:           Tom Bishop <
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Date:           Tuesday, 10 Apr 2001 14:53:14 -0500
Subject: 12.0823 RSC-This England
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0823 RSC-This England

>Subject:        RSC-This England

Am I correct in noting that King John is not among the plays being
presented? Despite the claim to be performing them all in chronological
order, Richard 2 is listed as the first. Is Henry VIII part of the
program?

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From:           William Proctor Williams <
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Date:           Tuesday, 10 Apr 2001 18:27:50 -0400
Subject:        RSC-This England again

And this from the 10 April Evening Standard

Brush up your Shakespeare
by Robin Stringer, Arts Correspondent

"And gentlemen in England now abed, Shall think themselves accursed they
were not here."

So said Henry V at Agincourt, and Shakespeare devotees may be feeling as
miffed if they miss out on the unique theatrical event that begins
tonight at the Barbican.

In The Pit theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company embarks on its first
ever complete cycle of the Bard's eight history plays in chronological
sequence. The cycle begins with Samuel West's much-praised Richard II
and ends across the river on Saturday night at the Young Vic with
Richard III, with Aidan McArdle in the title role. A second complete
cycle will be performed the following week, so you can take in all eight
plays over a fortnight, if preferred.

Some 500 men and women from as far afield as Quebec, California, Texas,
Switzerland and Germany - not to mention the Scots, Irish, Cornish, a
woman from Abergavenny and not a few Londoners - have already leapt at
this unique chance and booked for complete cycles at a cost of 

 

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