2001

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2482  Monday, 29 October 2001

[1]     From:   Graham Hall<This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Sunday, 28 Oct 2001 22:31:18 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2464 Work and Play

[2]     From:   Terence Hawkes <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 29 Oct 2001 08:25:52 -0500
        Subj:   SHK 12.2464 Re: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre


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From:           Graham Hall<This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 28 Oct 2001 22:31:18 +0000
Subject: 12.2464 Work and Play
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2464 Work and Play

Conflating previous remarks in the thread:

[...]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,
even have the temerity to call it 'work'." [...]

[...]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".
[...]

I blame that Ben Jonson bloke who started this thread circa 1616. What
did a quill-pusher like him know about carrying a hod....eh?

Best wishes,
Graham Hall

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From:           Terence Hawkes <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 29 Oct 2001 08:25:52 -0500
Subject: Re: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Comment:        SHK 12.2464 Re: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Dear David Evett,

Codswallop, as we in the critical theory workshop's experimental
rehearsal space deftly put it.  Why is what used to be called 'playing'
now called 'working'?

T. Hawkes

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