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Pericles at the Shakespeare Theatre
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1981  Friday, 19 November 2004

[1]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Thursday, 18 Nov 2004 08:20:41 -0500
        Subj:   Dowd on Toadies and Pericles

[2]     From:   William Babula <
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        Date:   Thursday, 18 Nov 2004 13:53:02 -0800
        Subj:   Pericles and King George II

[3]     From:   Hardy M. Cook <
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        Date:   Friday, November 19, 2004
        Subj:   Washington Post Review of Pericles


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From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Thursday, 18 Nov 2004 08:20:41 -0500
Subject:        Dowd on Toadies and Pericles

A Plague of Toadies
By MAUREEN DOWD

Published: November 18, 2004
WASHINGTON

I went to see the magical "Pericles'' at the Shakespeare Theater the
other night.

In ancient Greece, the prince of Tyre tires of all the yes men around
him. He chooses to trust the one courtier who intrepidly tells him:
"They do abuse the king that flatter him. ... Whereas reproof, obedient
and in order, fits kings, as they are men, for they may err.''

Not flatter the king? Listen to dissenting viewpoints? Rulers who admit
they've erred?

It's all so B.C. (Before Cheney) . . . .

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/18/opinion/18dowd.html

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From:           William Babula <
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Date:           Thursday, 18 Nov 2004 13:53:02 -0800
Subject:        Pericles and King George II

Check out Maureen Dowd on PERICLES and W. at

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/18/opinion/18dowd.html?ex=1101760411&ei=1&en=
2fc00b4f5b84cdd6

Bill Babula

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From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Friday, November 19, 2004
Subject:        Washington Post Review of Pericles

For the _Washington Post_ Review of _Pericles_ that opened this week at
the Shakespeare Theatre see

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A53024-2004Nov15.html?sub=AR

A 'Pericles' With the Wind In Its Sails
By Peter Marks
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, November 16, 2004; Page C01

Though Shakespeare's "Pericles" hinges on a series of improbable events
-- a long-lost daughter found, a wife risen from the dead, a royal
family reunited -- one never imagines the marvelous feats extending to a
wholly satisfying version of this difficult play. But director Mary
Zimmerman clearly consults her own book of spells. She does achieve
something miraculous with her deeply moving production of this rarely
performed work: an evening of bewitching ingenuity and bountiful surprise.

The surprises, in fact, come in all sorts of packaging in Zimmerman's
lively, funny staging for the Shakespeare Theatre, from the visual wit
of the color-coded kingdoms conjured by the set designer Daniel Ostling
and costume designer Mara Blumenfeld, to the pitch-perfect performances
of Ryan Artzberger and Marguerite Stimpson, Colleen Delany and Richard
Pelzman. It's hard to recall a recent night of Shakespeare, anywhere,
offering such across-the-board enchantment.

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