The Winter's Tale at New York University
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1789 Monday, 24 October 2005
From: Webster Peter <
Date: Friday, 21 Oct 2005 10:05:11 -0400
Subject: The Winter's Tale at New York University
Friends and Colleagues:
Time is short, allow me to alert you to a completely impressive
production of The Winter's Tale, presented by The Classical Studio of
New York University's Tisch School for the Arts.
The remaining performances are at the Jack H. Skirball Center for the
performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place, off of Washington Square in New
October 21 at 8:00 PM, October 22 at 2:00 and again at 8:00 PM.
The phone number there is 212.992.8484, or go to www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu.
The play is directed by Louis Scheeder, whose King Lear last season was
a profoundly moving experience.
Why you should go:
The verse is served admirably, the words carry the work in a muscular,
supple and sensual manner: the play's the thing.
The production is gorgeous: spare and lush at once, with an original
score of great beauty and live musicians that nimbly bring the play's
songs to life.
There is a bear. it will surprise you.
There is a dance with hairy men. It will surprise you.
There is tragedy and comedy in just measure, and the bold directness of
the concept will surprise you.
The actors are all students, but their training in verse is most
apparent, and their youthful energy serves the play.
When is the last time you went to a "Shakespeare Play" and left
delightedly quoting text and humming the tunes?
Do not avoid this gorgeous palace of a play!
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