2006

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0196  Wednesday, 22 March 2006

From: 		Cary Mazer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Wednesday, 22 Mar 2006 10:08:02 -0500
Subject: 	Rehearsing Shakespeare

For a proposed anthology of articles and book excerpts of eye-witnesses' 
(and/or participants') accounts of actors and directors rehearsing 
productions of Shakespeare, I am eager for suggestions about the following:

1)  Your favorite accounts:  e.g. Charles Marowitz on Peter Brook's 1962 
King Lear, Richard Sterne or William Redfield on the John 
Gielgud-Richard Burton 1964 Hamlet, David Selbourne on Brook's 1970 A 
Midsummer Night's Dream, the rehearsal sections of Anthony Sher's book 
on Bill Alexander's 1984 Richard III, etc.  I am more interested in 
accounts that log rehearsals as they are happening--regardless of their 
accuracy or the prejudices of the eyewitness (or especially because of 
their inaccuracy and the prejudices of the eyewitnesses)--than in 
general recollections.

2)  Published articles that I may not know about.

3)  Your own experiences witnessing directors and actors at 
work--published or unpublished; or that you may have kept 
contemporaneous notes about but which you have not yet turned into 
narrative--that might be included.  I am as interested in accounts of 
productions that might not have been famous or noteworthy, but typified 
artists at work under those particular working conditions, as I am in 
accounts of productions that were famous in their own right.

Please respond to me DIRECTLY (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and not to the 
group.

Thanks.
Cary

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