The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0702 Monday, 31 July 2006
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?
Cape Breton University
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