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RSC Appeal to Educators
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0808  Tuesday, 19 September 2006

[1] 	From: 	Terence Hawkes <
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	Date: 	Monday, 18 Sep 2006 17:31:04 +0100
	Subj: 	RSC Appeal to Educators

[2] 	From: 	Peter Holland <
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	Date: 	Monday, 18 Sep 2006 13:39:53 -0400
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0797 RSC Appeal to Educators


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From: 		Terence Hawkes <
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Date: 		Monday, 18 Sep 2006 17:31:04 +0100
Subject: 	RSC Appeal to Educators

The Royal Shakespeare Company says that "boring" lessons are putting 
youngsters in England off Shakespeare's work for life. I'd have thought 
the mind-numbing delusions and desperate self-aggrandizement in which 
actors currently traffic have an equally large burden to bear.

Terence Hawkes

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From: 		Peter Holland <
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Date: 		Monday, 18 Sep 2006 13:39:53 -0400
Subject: 17.0797 RSC Appeal to Educators
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0797 RSC Appeal to Educators

It's sad that the RSC's Director of Learning's narrow-mindedness can see 
no alternatives apart from the printed word and live performance, 
thereby excising all the fine television and film work that so many 
children see, enjoy and learn from. I am, of course, the last person to 
want to discourage any steps to take good live performances to every 
corner of the globe (even including UK schools) but, as I prepare to 
teach my 'Shakespeare and Film' class tomorrow, I think how 
old-fashioned the RSC seems in Maria Evans' guise.

Peter Holland

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