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Globe Macbeth
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2082  Friday, 31 August 2001

From:           Clifford Stetner <
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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

> 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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