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Globe-ness
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0042  Wednesday, 17 January 2007

[1] 	From: 	Carol Barton <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 17 Jan 2007 18:24:50 -0500
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 18.0039 Globe-ness

[2] 	From: 	Anna Kamaralli <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 17 Jan 2007 23:26:59 +0000 (GMT)
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 18.0039 Globe-ness

[3] 	From: 	Carol Morley <
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	Date: 	Thursday, 18 Jan 2007 16:11:50 +0000
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 18.0039 Globe-ness


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From: 		Carol Barton <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 17 Jan 2007 18:24:50 -0500
Subject: 18.0039 Globe-ness
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0039 Globe-ness

I don't know why Gabriel Egan finds it necessary to target me for his 
predictable nastiness. I am as entitled to my opinions-and my reactions 
to quasi-Shakesperiana that purports to be "authentic"-as he is-and I 
have never ridiculed or otherwise denigrated his posts or his 
intelligence as he persistently does mine.

SHAKSPER was and remains one of the nastiest and most uncongenial list 
discussions in which I have ever participated, despite Hardy's regular 
(and diligent) intervention. I'm not a simpleton, Mr. Egan, and neither 
am I insensitive to your boorishness: may I suggest that in future you 
treat my posts as I intend to treat yours-by deleting them, unopened, as 
soon as they arrive?

Carol Barton

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From: 		Anna Kamaralli <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 17 Jan 2007 23:26:59 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: 18.0039 Globe-ness
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0039 Globe-ness

 >And another thing...the Globe won't burn (like the original)! There are
 >no orange sellers, prostitutes, or pickpockets! And everybody washes
 >before they go to the theatre! It's a Disneyfication of Shakespeare

The fact that any attempt at an exact replication of the original 
conditions would be futile doesn't make the project futile. The 
difference between hearing these plays on an outdoor apron stage and the 
experience you get in a darkened proscenium arch theatre is still vast 
and immensely instructive. There are many degrees of difference that can 
reveal their virtues. Witness what a joyous space the Swan in Stratford is.

Regards,
Anna Kamaralli

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From: 		Carol Morley <
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Date: 		Thursday, 18 Jan 2007 16:11:50 +0000
Subject: 18.0039 Globe-ness
Comment: 	RE: SHK 18.0039 Globe-ness

 >My sentiments exactly.

 >And another thing...the Globe won't burn (like the original)!
 >There are no orange sellers, prostitutes, or pickpockets! And
 >everybody washes before they go to the theatre! It's a
 >Disneyfication of Shakespeare (I understand that one of its
 >US supporters is someone by the name of Louis Fantasia, so
 >there you have it).
 >
 >Cheers,
 >John Drakakis

There aren't beer vendors plying the crowd during performances either (a 
truly regrettable omission in my opinion, as yelling for tins of lager 
during the loud and not so loud bits of Aida is a favourite memory of 
opera at Caracalla).

Fruit of all sorts can be obtained from a variety of handy shops and 
nearby phone boxes suggest a ready supply of local sexual services. As 
for petty theft and body odour: have you been in the thick of the 
standing on a hot day lately? Wandering hands and pungent whiffs abound.

And why the pyromaniacal wistfulness? If you don't like the place, 
ignore it, and leave its commercial survival in the hands of its 
supporters. Unlike other cultural institutions in benefit of state 
subsidy, the Globe isn't costing the reluctant taxpayer a penny. What 
did it ever do to you?

Carol

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