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Most Glorious Shakespeare Failures
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0702  Monday, 31 July 2006

From: 		Todd Pettigrew <
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Date: 		Friday, 28 Jul 2006 13:39:33 -0300
Subject: 	Most Glorious Shakespeare Failures

Recently there has been much discussion of what can work on the stage 
and what can't and what should be done and what mustn't.

All this assumes or at least implies, it seems to me, that only great 
artistic successes are worth seeing and everything else should be 
avoided at all costs. It seems to me though, that it is often quite 
rewarding to see something go absolutely to hell on the stage -- much 
more so than bland competence. If nothing else, it helps to clarify your 
sense on what does work and why.

Am I the only one who feels this way?

Does anyone have any stories of glorious Shakespeare failures to share?

Todd Pettigrew
Cape Breton University

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