The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1666 Monday, 25 August 2003
Date: Friday, 22 Aug 2003 12:28:42 +0100
Subject: Speed Performance (was: Thirteenth Night)
Jack Heller wrote: I was severely disappointed two years ago by a
performance of Coriolanus that lasted only one hour and fifteen minutes.
By my calculation, a third to a half of the text had been cut.
How fast were they going, Jack?! I played Coriolanus three years ago,
and we cut a third of the text just to get it down to 2 hours 15. I
can't imagine what must have gone to get it down to 75 minutes - I found
the text to be denser and more linked than any of the rest of the canon
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