The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0054 Monday, 20 February 2006
From: Christine Mack Gordon <
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).
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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