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Shakespeare in the Park
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.11636  Thursday, 30 June 2005

From:           Al Magary <
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Date:           Wednesday, 29 Jun 2005 16:36:52 -0700
Subject:        Shakespeare in the Park

Bryan Curtis in Slate writes smarmily about NYC's Shakespeare in the
Park as middlebrow American culture:

"Shakespeare in the Park is the most culturally affirming rite of
summer. No other family outing is as likely to smother mom, dad, and
junior in a soothing intellectual balm, a sense of having done something
important. It's ironic, then, that part of the appeal of Shakespeare in
the Park is its negligible demand on the brain. One need not know
anything about Shakespeare going in, and, if my experience in Central
Park Sunday night is any indication, one will not know much more going
out..."  http://www.slate.com/id/2121744/

BTW Slate's illustration looks like The New Yorker's "Sunday in the Park
with Will" cover last year.

Cheers,
Al Magary

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