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Making King John a Play Worth Watching
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1424  Tuesday, 30 August 2005

From: 		Scot Zarela <
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Date: 		Monday, 29 Aug 2005 10:47:01 -0700
Subject: 16.1406 Making King John a Play Worth Watching
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1406 Making King John a Play Worth Watching

Maybe this is the right time to mention Penelope Fitzgerald's novel _At 
Freddie's_, about a school for child actors, in London, the 1960s:  part 
of the action turns on a production of "King John", which appears to be 
a popular success, and to have been put on with every expectation of 
success.  Unless the author is giving play to a vein of fantasy, or 
otherwise reporting contrary to fact, perhaps the "unpopularity" of 
"King John" is a very recent phenomenon, or an American one only.

In any case, I can't find that _At Freddie's_ has ever been mentioned on 
Shaksper before.  It's a delightful novel.

-- Scot

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