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Least Performed Play?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0054  Monday, 20 February 2006

From: 		Christine Mack Gordon <
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Date: 		Thursday, 16 Feb 2006 12:51:47 CST
Subject: 	Least Performed Play?

I received this query from John Watkins, a colleague at the University 
of Minnesota. Does anyone if there's a way to determine this? (I guessed 
Cymbeline and Timon, but those were just guesses, based on things like 
reading American Theatre magazine).

Chris Gordon

I bet you can answer this one:  what is _currently_ Shakespeare's least 
performed play?  I'm starting an essay on KJ, and I bet it may now hold 
the title.  My strong sense is that _Henry VI_ (considered collectively) 
has actually had more critical attention lately than KJ.  I know the 
Victorians loved KJ, probably because they had a taste for dying 
children (Little Nell, Paul Dombey, etc.)

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