The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.1015 Saturday, 18 November 2006
Date: Sunday, 19 Nov 2006 08:17:57 -0500
Subject: 17.1004 Plans to Reopen Shakespeare Theater in
Comment: RE: SHK 17.1004 Plans to Reopen Shakespeare Theater in
I'm not clear (nor do I wish to be) on the politics behind the decision
to give the New York firm KKP the rights to reopen the Stratford CT
theatre, but I do know (from having read letters and opinion pieces in
the Connecticut Post) that the opponents have pointed to the contract
language which contains zero promise to produce *Shakespeare* in the
The leader of the Council group favoring the approved contract called
those who supported the Burke proposal cult followers drinking the Kool-Ade.
QUOTE: Burke said the council is "setting up the theater's reopening to
fail due to total ignorance of the facts."
Burke states in his handout that his group could provide immediate
funding, while KKP has "admitted to having no funding," and that his
plan includes a Theater Festival with more theaters, an academy, museum,
library, and art gallery, while KKP, if successful, will "consider a
smaller theater, but with no further plans."
He also contends his plan guarantees annual productions for three
Shakespeare plays, including a Children's Theater and musical, while
KKP's contract makes "no mention of Shakespeare in its present contract.
Visit www.connpost.com and search for Shakespeare will bring up a list
of stories for those interested in the feuding. I tend to fall on the
side of the Burke supporters but I haven't swallowed Kool-Ade in decades.
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