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Re: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2464  Sunday, 28 October 2001

[1]     From:   Stuart Manger <
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        Date:   Friday, 26 Oct 2001 22:03:28 +0100
        Subj:   SHK 12.2453 Re: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

[2]     From:   P. D. Holland <
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        Date:   Saturday, 27 Oct 2001 11:15:41 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2453 Re: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

[3]     From:   David Evett <
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        Date:   Saturday, 27 Oct 2001 18:41:26 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2423 Re: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre


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From:           Stuart Manger <
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Date:           Friday, 26 Oct 2001 22:03:28 +0100
Subject: Re: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Comment:        SHK 12.2453 Re: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

RSC Autumn Schedule should be posted on their website. www.rsc.org.uk
about now.

Stuart Manger

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From:           P. D. Holland <
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Date:           Saturday, 27 Oct 2001 11:15:41 +0100
Subject: 12.2453 Re: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2453 Re: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

To answer Alan Dessen's enquiry as far as I can at present (i.e. as far
as rumours flying round Stratford enable me to). The RSC's plans for
next summer are not finalised. It seems likely that there will be two
Shakespeare productions in the RST in the early part of the summer and
then, after the end of July, a group (two or three) of his late plays,
moving to Stratford after a season in London, possibly at the
Roundhouse. In the Swan there will be a company performing six
'Jacobethan' plays on a bare stage with short rehearsal periods.
Repertory for this again not fixed but rumoured to include rarely-staged
plays like Chapman's *Bussy D'Ambois*.  By late summer (e.g. August),
all six should be up and running.

There is of course nothing unusual in the RSC's not having fixed its
plans for next season by this time of year. More news when it's properly
available - and please remember Shakespeare's warnings about the
truthfulness of rumour, 'painted full of tongues'.

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From:           David Evett <
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Date:           Saturday, 27 Oct 2001 18:41:26 EDT
Subject: 12.2423 Re: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2423 Re: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

T. Hawkes stoops at the actors: "It's always been a mystery to me why we
tolerate the appalling pretensions of the stage-struck as to their
activities. Some of them, scarcely inclined to do a hand's turn in the
industrial Midlands where Stratford now lies, even have the temerity to
call it 'work'."  As a stage-struck scholar, it has been a mystery to me
why we tolerate the appalling pretensions of the book-struck as to their
activities.  Some of them, who spend far more of their time in libraries
and studies than on assembly lines or construction sites, even have the
temerity to call it "work".

Laboriously,
David Evett

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