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Re: Dramatic Reading of Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2088  Wednesday, 16 October 2002

From:           Jim Slager <
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Date:           Tue, 15 Oct 2002 09:37:42 -0700
Subject:        Re: Dramatic Reading of Shakespeare

Al Magary asks: "have we been going through a period of
over-interpretation and poor use of Shakespeare" and wonders if
"dramatic or theatrical reading" may be an improvement.

The only way I've found to experience Shakespeare without what I
consider to be obvious attempts to put butts in seats by jazzing up the
production is the Arkangel audio tapes.  I've found them to consistently
high quality and true to the text.  It is a mystery to me how something
so good seems to be so undiscovered by so many.  Or perhaps others do
not share my view.

Jim Slager

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