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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1020  Friday, 12 April 2002

From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Wednesday, 10 Apr 2002 14:52:55 -0400
Subject: 13.0999 Re: Romeo+Juliet=0
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0999 Re: Romeo+Juliet=0

>I have a question of my own for those on the list who have
>seen most or all of the productions at the New Globe: at this stage do
>you have any sense as to whether there has been any correlation between
>success of productions (whatever that might mean) and intensity of
>historicizing effort?  I can imagine the imposition of standards of
>historicity having a positive effect on the production process:
>inventive responses to arbitrary constraints of one kind and another >lie
>at the base of all successful art.  But they can also just make people
>be clumsy or tired or angry.

I have seen all the Shakespearean productions at the Globe except for
the pre-opening TG/V.  It seems to me that the ones that worked best
were the traditionally staged productions and the worst were the
gimmicky ones.  My ranking is as follows:

AYLI (rated highest because of the enchanting Rosaline)
A&C (all male cast)
HenV (all male cast)
C/E
M/V
Ham
KL
TNK
JC
Mac (gimmicky)
Cym (very gimmicky)
WT (gimmicky)

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