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Productions of Pericles
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1219  Tuesday, 19 July 2005

From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Monday, 18 Jul 2005 11:30:41 -0400
Subject: 16.1208 Productions of Pericles
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1208 Productions of Pericles

 >The Globe just has a really exciting production of *Pericles* going on.

It would be more accurate to say that the production is "based on"
Pericles.  It may be imaginative and fun, but it ain't Shakespeare.

The entire season is a disappointment.  Actually, the Pericles is the
best of the Shakespearean productions on offer.  The Winters Tale, while
staged in traditional Globe fashion, was just flat and insipid.  I have
seen many WTs performed traditionally, and they almost always move me.
This one was just a bore.

As for The Tempest, performed by Mark Rylance and two other actors
playing all the roles, the less said the better.  I have no idea what
Rylance thought he was accomplishing, but it didn't include dramatic
theatre.

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