The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2766 Thursday, 6 December 2001
Date: Wednesday, 05 Dec 2001 11:52:29 -0500
Subject: 12.2741 Re: The "Comedy" of Lousy Acting
Comment: Re: SHK 12.2741 Re: The "Comedy" of Lousy Acting
>Yes! Let's hear it for Ben Jonson. I've directed and acted in a great
>deal of the Shakespeare canon, and loved every minute of it. But never
>have I had such directing success -- in terms of audience response -- >as I had with Volpone. I've always wanted to do The Alchemist, but >haven't
>even had a chance to see it. Regrettably, I missed Douglas Campbell's
>Stratford Festival production two seasons back.
Saw an amateur production of 'The Alchemist' in Toronto c. 1959.
Had occasion in my high school classes to quote 'Every Man in His
Humour' when students asked to go to the washroom at the most
inconvenient times: "What! Can you not hold your water at the reading of
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