2003

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1743  Friday, 5 September 2003

From:           Graham Hall <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 04 Sep 2003 15:03:18 +0000
Subject:        Ping-Pong

When Jasper Britton gave his rabble-rousing Caliban at The Globe he got
into a spiral of locked exchanges with the Pit during a performance. "Oh
yes I did !" he would yell. "Oh no you didn't!" they would bawl back.
This went on until it became tedious. Trinculo, I think it was,
eventually pointed out in a sotto voice that he was wasting his time. A
worry of all actors is undoubtedly that of presenting the same sparse
and battered material in fresh ways. Perhaps correspondents suffer
similar agonies. Are there any examples of tired old exchanges that
could be refreshed by genius? Do any names come to mind? Muse 'pon it.

Best,
Graham Hall

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