The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2082 Friday, 31 August 2001
Date: Thursday, 30 Aug 2001 18:27:17 -0400
Subject: Globe Macbeth
I'm not much of a theater critic, but I didn't understand the point of
the tuxedoes and jazz dancing. I went to the Globe hoping to get a
sense of the original performance (I was already familiar with the
plot). Unlike Cymbeline for which I paid 9 pounds for an obstructed
view which was unobstructed and loved, I paid 20 pounds for an
unobstructed view which was very obstructed for Macbeth which I
loathed. What was the point of the tuxedoed chorus line seated and
facing the back of the stage? I didn't get it, so it just annoyed me.
Maybe I should have read the program.
> Clifford, would you mind elaborating on your reaction to the Globe
> production? I saw it about a month ago on my trip to England, and
> enjoyed it, though it did take about twenty minutes to become
> comfortable with the witches chanting their lines to jazz music. (My
> being a groundling right up at the foot of the stage may have helped.)
-- Sarah Herbert
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