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Least Performed Play?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0084  Wednesday, 1 March 2006

[1] 	From: 	Richard Nathan <
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	Date: 	Sunday, 26 Feb 2006 18:19:05 +0000
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0069 Least Performed Play?

[2] 	From: 	Bill Gelber <
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	Date: 	Sunday, 26 Feb 2006 15:34:02 -0500
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0069 Least Performed Play?

[3] 	From: 	Alan Horn <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 28 Feb 2006 21:47:47 EST
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From: 		Richard Nathan <
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Date: 		Sunday, 26 Feb 2006 18:19:05 +0000
Subject: 17.0069 Least Performed Play?
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0069 Least Performed Play?

Has anyone mentioned "HENRY VIII" (a/k/a "All Is True")?  That one 
doesn't seem to be performed very often, in my experience.

Richard Nathan

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From: 		Bill Gelber <
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Date: 		Sunday, 26 Feb 2006 15:34:02 -0500
Subject: 17.0069 Least Performed Play?
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0069 Least Performed Play?

I would guess Henry VIII or Troilus.

Bill Gelber

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From: 		Alan Horn <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 28 Feb 2006 21:47:47 EST
Subject: 17.0069 Least Performed Play?
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0069 Least Performed Play?

My undergraduate Shakespeare professor (quite a well-known name in the 
field) told us that in order to save for his retirement the experience 
of approaching one of Shakespeare's works for the first time, he had 
avoided ever reading, or attending a performance of, King John. He 
considered it the one play he would never be professionally obliged to 
see or discuss. The idea was that throughout a lifetime of teaching and 
scholarship he would always have this fresh take on a little corner of 
his area of specialization to look forward to. He added that he'd become 
a little paranoid about it and had taken to traveling with a copy, just 
in case. I suppose if a plane he was on started going down he wanted to 
be able to pull it out and start skimming.

Alan Horn

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