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Re: The Public Theater's AS YOU LIKE IT
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0757  Wednesday, 23 April 2003

From:           Don Bloom <
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Date:           Tuesday, 22 Apr 2003 12:18:12 -0500
Subject: 14.0747 Re: The Public Theater's AS YOU LIKE IT
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0747 Re: The Public Theater's AS YOU LIKE IT

John Zuill writes,

>I saw a four person Macbeth in Shefield England recently. One man played
>Macbeth and women played all the other parts. It was heavily cut and the
>woodsy scenes were not represented, but it was a genuinely scary
>production and well worth driving to Sheffield.

Golly. I just about get myself talked into the validity of small-cast
productions and then I see a recommended version that frankly appalls
me. As I understand it, the three women played, besides Lady M, the
witches, and Lady Macduff, all the men: Banquo, Macduff, Duncan, Malcom,
Donalbain. The Porter, Siward, Ross, the Sergeant, the Old Man, Fleance
and miscellaneous thanes, children, doctors, and apparitions. Or were
these all cut? What was left?

Cheers,
don

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