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Most Popular Shakespeare Plays
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1389  Tuesday, 6 July 2004

[1]     From:   Chris Stroffolino <
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        Date:   Monday, 05 Jul 2004 10:15:21 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1381 Most Popular Shakespeare Plays

[2]     From:   Stuart Manger <
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        Date:   Monday, 5 Jul 2004 18:11:40 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1381 Most Popular Shakespeare Plays


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From:           Chris Stroffolino <
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Date:           Monday, 05 Jul 2004 10:15:21 -0800
Subject: 15.1381 Most Popular Shakespeare Plays
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1381 Most Popular Shakespeare Plays

Barrett Fisher

The claim has been made in other places as well (I don't have the lists
in front of me), so I don't think it's so outrageous. Alas, would that
it were otherwise! At least Pacino didn't say it was the best of S's plays

Chris Stroffolino

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Date:           Monday, 5 Jul 2004 18:11:40 +0100
Subject: 15.1381 Most Popular Shakespeare Plays
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1381 Most Popular Shakespeare Plays

I don't know where the stats might be available, but I recall being told
that a production of 'Hamlet' starts somewhere in the world every twenty
minutes! In any event, R3 would be very pushed to be performed more
globally than 'Dream' or 'R and J' surely?

Apparently, the second most performed but non-Shakespearian play is
'Waiting for Godot', about every 38 minutes.

Is this all apocryphal, or does that feel about right?

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