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Re: Dramatic Reading of Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2108  Saturday, 21 October 2002

From:           John W. Kennedy <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Oct 2002 12:45:26 -0400
Subject: 13.2105 Re: Dramatic Reading of Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2105 Re: Dramatic Reading of Shakespeare

Claude Caspar <
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>At a Smithsonian
>seminar, to spread the blame, last year a renowned professor and advisor
>to the school's drama department, revealed to us her performance
>strategy in dealing with WS texts: "If I don't understand a passage I
>cut it." My stomach still hurts...

To be charitable, she might have been referring to such as "I see that
men make rope's in such a scarre," for which cutting may be the best
solution.

PDQ Bach wrote a "Concerto for Bassoon vs. Orchestra".  One grows tired
of productions of [Director] vs. Shakespeare.  Insofar as they are sold
as productions _of_ Shakespeare, one might wish they were prosecuted as
offences against the Trade Description Act.

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