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Re: Shakespeare in USA and in UK
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2489  Monday, 29 October 2001

From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Sunday, 28 Oct 2001 23:46:31 -0500
Subject: 12.2474 Shakespeare in USA and in UK
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2474 Shakespeare in USA and in UK

> [a] Do you think that in the normal run of events, there is a tendency
> in USA to perform / teach / target a rather different group of
> Shakespeare plays than those more commonly performed in UK? Are the
> social / box office demands for either pro theatre or amateur or
> university or all three different in USA?

Having attended Shakespearean productions in both countries for many
years, I cannot discern a difference in performance preferences.  What
is taught can probably be ascertained quite easily by surveying O Level
requirements in the UK and public school syllabi in the US.

> [b] What effects do you think Les Evenements in NYC et al are likely to
> have on the kinds of plays US companies might feel able / ill-advised to
> perform? In the latter category, possibly R2 comes to mind with the edgy
> abdication scene? One can imagine an H5 being interesting too if
> directed in a particular way?

Interesting question.  If things continue at their present pace, 1HVI
and T&C may resonate -- wars lost or protracted as a result of domestic
discord and insufficient will to apply maximum force.  I don't see the
pertinence of RII.  Do you expect GWB to confide "I am Richard the
Second, you know"?  If so, who is Bollingbroke/Essex?

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