The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0808 Tuesday, 29 April 2003
Date: Monday, 28 Apr 2003 08:19:08 -0700
Subject: 14.0791 Re: The Public Theater's AS YOU LIKE IT
Comment: RE: SHK 14.0791 Re: The Public Theater's AS YOU LIKE IT
I appreciate David Evett's remarks about small casts, whether at OSF or
elsewhere. I have in fact seen several WS plays produced with lots of
doubling and sometimes tripling that have worked very well, and several
years ago I participated in a SAA workshop of Measure in which I played
(probably not convincingly) several minor roles and enjoyed the doubling
of parts immensely. So I know that small casts can work if the actors
have the ability to "personate" well those whom they play.
My particular point about the OSF Macbeth last year was that the actors
could not convey convincingly the characters they were supposed to be. I
do not wish to criticize small casts in general, nor the ability of
talented actors to perform well in such productions.
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