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Stratford, ONT 2007 Season
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0899  Thursday, 12 October 2006

[1] 	From: 	Tanya Gough <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 11 Oct 2006 12:10:07 -0400
	Subj: 	The Blessed Lear

[2] 	From: 	David Evett <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 11 Oct 2006 17:33:27 -0400
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0896 Stratford, ONT 2007 Season


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From: 		Tanya Gough <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 11 Oct 2006 12:10:07 -0400
Subject: 	The Blessed Lear

 >I don't suppose Rowan Atkinson plays the Fool?
 >
 >Hannibal

No, Hannibal.  It was Blessed's wife, Hildegard Neil.  Details on the 
release can be found here:

http://www.bardcentral.com/product_info.php?currency=USD&cPath=21_27_80&products_id=1867

I don't suspect Atkinson would be a very good Fool, particularly not 
after he killed Blessed as Richard III in Black Adder.  I can just see 
it now:

Lear: Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!
Fool: Eh?  What's that sire?  <turns around, accidentally decapitating Lear>

Tanya Gough
The Poor Yorick Shakespeare Catalogue
www.bardcentral.com

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From: 		David Evett <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 11 Oct 2006 17:33:27 -0400
Subject: 17.0896 Stratford, ONT 2007 Season
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0896 Stratford, ONT 2007 Season

I cannot say that I am looking forward to Bedford's Lear; he seems to me 
to have grown increasingly mannered and self-centered season by season 
since he joined the company (15 years, now?), and I find it hard to 
imagine him getting all the way down to the poor bare forked thing in 
himself. But maybe the play will lead him to put off his habitual lendings.

David Evett

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