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Hamlet's Trip to the Theatre 1950
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1423  Tuesday, 28 May 2002

From:           David Friedberg <
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Date:           Thursday, May 23, 2002 3:56 PM
Subject:        Hamlet's Trip to the Theatre 1950

Soon after arriving in London as a student in 1950, I attended a play,
SRO, in the West End. It was "Point of Departure" by Jean Anouilh,
starring Dirk Bogarde and the beautiful Swede Mai Zetterling, at the old
Duke of York's Theatre.  A tremendous success, but I think the girls
were there to see the heart throbs and not for Anouilh

The next week this notice appeared in the Arch humorous magazine, Punch

I went to see a French symbolic play
With all the secrets of the soul revealed.
I was too late. The boards were up. I came away
Full-houseled, disappointed, unAnouilhed.

Having relished those awful puns for half a century.

David

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