2003

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0459  Wednesday, 11 March 2003

[1]     From:   Stuart Hampton-Reeves <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 11 Mar 2003 18:35:10 +0000
        Subj:   SHK 14.0444 Re: Shakespeare at Stratford

[2]     From:   Janet Costa <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 11 Mar 2003 14:06:59 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0444 Re: Shakespeare at Stratford


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From:           Stuart Hampton-Reeves <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 11 Mar 2003 18:35:10 +0000
Subject: Re: Shakespeare at Stratford
Comment:        SHK 14.0444 Re: Shakespeare at Stratford

The Shakespeare at Stratford series is excellent. For those who wish to
deny themselves the opportunity to study the performance history of a
play in a single theatre over a defined period of time, there are of
course other series which do not restrict themselves either to Stratford
or Britain - namely, MUP's Shakespeare in Performance (which I will
shortly be contributing to) and CUP's Shakespeare in Production. Writing
about performance history is not as easy as it looks, which makes these
volumes (to me) all the more impressive. I look forward to David
Lindley's Tempest.

Stuart Hampton-Reeves

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From:           Janet Costa <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 11 Mar 2003 14:06:59 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 14.0444 Re: Shakespeare at Stratford
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0444 Re: Shakespeare at Stratford

Peter Holland writes: I wouldn't expect him to appreciate why some of us
want to know even about bad productions but surely he can comprehend
that a series that does what it announces it will do is far preferable
to one that does something entirely different.

I too love the logic. It has kept me amused for days. My father taught
me as a child that there is sometimes more to learn from a bad
production, and I for one wonder why more research isn't done on
theatrical failures. I would have loved to have had the series to
consult when I wading through all the archives at the Shakespeare
Centre. Oh, dear, will the Centre have to change its name?????

Janet

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