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Re: BBC Series
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0240  Tuesday, 11 February 2003

From:           Andrew Cooley <
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Date:           Saturday, 8 Feb 2003 14:17:10 -0000
Subject: 14.0213 Re: BBC Series
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0213 Re: BBC Series

I agree with previous comments on 'The Winter's Tale' - an almost
completely unwatchable version of my favourite play.

'Macbeth' is completely risable - Nicol Williamson is totally
inappropriate, looks and sounds weak and is just too gangling (to my
taste anyway) to play the lead role - or any other in that particular
play. Jane Lapotaire, whilst quite good in some scenes as Lady M,
completely overdoes the 'Come you spirits...' scene - I overheard two of
my students hypothesising that she had a vibrator hidden somewhere, and
the resulting shuddering and gasping were due it its effects!

Andrew Cooley

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