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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0334  Friday, 21 April 2006

From: 		Terence Hawkes <
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Date: 		Thursday, 20 Apr 2006 17:46:16 +0100
Subject: 	Stratford

 From April on, the Royal Shakespeare Company plans to present in 
Stratford a year-long Festival featuring all 37 of Shakespeare's plays. 
Embracing 'film, new writing, and contemporary music', the event is said 
to demonstrate 'the truly global reach of the greatest writer in the 
English language'. Indeed, it's a prospect that's recently inspired the 
director of London's Globe Theatre to speak -with apparent seriousness- 
of a forthcoming  'Shakespearetastic' year in which this figure will 
dominate the cultural horizon, 'floating around in a hot-air balloon, 
waving benignly at everyone  . . .'  The Bard's 'spirit of inclusion, 
his love for everything', he concludes, 'is our last best hope.' No 
doubt this appalling madness cannot be contained. But surely it is no 
longer appropriate to justify it?

T. Hawkes

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