The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1424 Tuesday, 30 August 2005
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.
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