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Productions of Pericles
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1093  Wednesday, 15 June 2005

[1]     From:   Jan Powell <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 14 Jun 2005 09:10:28 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1090 A Knock on Rylance and the Globe

[2]     From:   John D. Cox <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 14 Jun 2005 14:14:44 -0400
        Subj:   Productions of Pericles

[3]     From:   Hardy M. Cook <
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        Date:   Wednesday, June 15, 2005
        Subj:   Productions of Pericles


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From:           Jan Powell <
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Date:           Tuesday, 14 Jun 2005 09:10:28 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 16.1090 A Knock on Rylance and the Globe
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1090 A Knock on Rylance and the Globe

 >As for Pericles - has anyone actually EVER seen a good production of it?
 >I've love to hear about it. We've had two gos at it here - damned
 >difficult. No wonder they left it out of the first folio.
 >
 >Sandra Sparks

Yes, I have actually seen a good production of Pericles. It was done by
students in the Summer Training program at Shakespeare and Company
(Lenox, MA) about ten years ago, presented in storytelling style--ragtag
band of actors and one big trunk for props--that sort of thing, but so
effective in its simplicity that I've never forgotten it.

Jan Powell

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From:           John D. Cox <
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Date:           Tuesday, 14 Jun 2005 14:14:44 -0400
Subject:        Production of Pericles

I've seen two productions of Pericles, and both were successful and
memorable.  The first was by the RSC, probably in the late '80's, at
their old home in the Barbican. More recently, I saw the Shakespeare
Theatre's production in Washington, D.C., and I liked it so much I went
to see it a second time. The play has always been popular in the
theater, no matter how difficult it is as a text.

John Cox
Hope College

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From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Subject:        Production of Pericles

I too thought the Shakespeare Theatre's production of Pericles was
terrific with Philip Goodman in the title role. What I shall always
remember was that Pericles's cave was a wrecked Jaguar, an incisive
comment on disposable wealth staged in the capitol of the wealthiest
nation in history. I wish I had seen it a second time.

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