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Dancing in Shakespeare a good idea
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0774  Monday, 29 March 2004

From:           Brian Willis <
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Date:           Saturday, 27 Mar 2004 05:40:31 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 15.0752 Dancing in Shakespeare a good idea
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0752 Dancing in Shakespeare a good idea

Let's not forget the seemingly superfluous idea of the ending jig. If
the performances at the new Globe can be considered any indication, the
jig is a massively successful tension breaker. If the audience is
watching a tragedy, the applause generated by the jig breaks that
tension to a wonderfully cathartic degree. Regardless, the audience gets
really caught up in the spirit of the thing and leaves the theatre with
smiles on their faces. Not necessarily what I always see coming out of
the RST on any given night.

Brian Willis

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