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Re: Beale Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0908  Monday, 23 April 2001

[1]     From:   Geralyn Horton <
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        Date:   Sunday, 22 Apr 2001 18:04:42 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0883 Hamlet, Starring Simon Russell Beale

[2]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Monday, 23 Apr 2001 00:51:38 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0883 Hamlet, Starring Simon Russell Beale


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From:           Geralyn Horton <
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Date:           Sunday, 22 Apr 2001 18:04:42 -0400
Subject: 12.0883 Hamlet, Starring Simon Russell Beale
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0883 Hamlet, Starring Simon Russell Beale

Charles Weinstein <
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> The production is a scandal, a gray streak of mediocrity,

Generally the Boston critics were full of praise for Beale, if divided
about the production.  Will Stackman and I wrote up our impressions of
this (Boston) performance for <http://www.Aislesay.com> It will appear
on the web site about the 29th.  My reveiw of a local "Edward II" is in
the current Aislesay.

Geralyn Horton
Newton, Mass. 02460
<http://www.stagepage.org>

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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Monday, 23 Apr 2001 00:51:38 -0400
Subject: 12.0883 Hamlet, Starring Simon Russell Beale
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0883 Hamlet, Starring Simon Russell Beale

I shall withhold comment on this production until I have seen it --
assuming BAM honors my reservation.  But I think it is a bit unfair for
Mr. Weinstein to harp on Beale's girth.  Burbage is said to have weighed
17 stn, and Gertrude comments on this in V.ii.287(Riv) ("He's fat and
scant of breath.).  I suspect that this line, like the V.i
interpolations to fix Hamlet's age at 30, were included to assure the
audience that Burbage was not miscast.

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