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Globe News Plus Assorted Oddments
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1026  Tuesday, 31 May 2005

From:           Ian Jordan <
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Date:           Monday, 30 May 2005 17:04:22 +0100
Subject:        Globe News Plus Assorted Oddments


Some bits of news and other stuff you may find interesting...

As some of you would be aware Mark Rylance announced that he would be
leaving, well his successor will be Dominic Dromgoole. I don't know that
much about him apart from what has been published in the newspapers
which is along the lines that he is something of a maverick and does not
have a lot of experience in directing Shakespeare.
Some of you may remember an original pronunciation performance of Romeo
and Juliet at the Globe. Well, David Crystal has produced a book
detailing the principles behind the performances. It's a fascinating
book and best of all the Globe is performing "Troilus and Cressida" in
OP this year.

So far I have seen two plays at the Globe this year-"The Tempest" and
"Pericles" and have a few weeks to wait before "The Winters Tale" and
"Troilus and Cressida" start. The Tempest is quite interesting in that
there are only three actors playing all the roles, which can be
confusing at times. I will try to write some more on this later as I
want to see this a few more times. Pericles is a modern Practices
production-again more interesting than other productions in that it has
acrobats using the physical space of the Globe in what is a fascinating
production-will write more in the season.

Best regards,
Ian Jordan

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