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Wordless Macbeth
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0066  Monday, 29 January 2007

From: 		Larry Weiss <
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Date: 		Friday, 26 Jan 2007 12:43:50 -0500
Subject: 18.0058 Wordless Macbeth
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0058 Wordless Macbeth

 >If not, isn't it likely that "wordless" productions-however
 >wonderful they may or may not be as theatrical
 >experiences-aren't really wordless at all? That is, Shakespeare's
 >"words" are so well known that we can leave them unspoken

A few years ago I attended a performance at the Brooklyn Academy of 
Music given by a mime who had received rave reviews for his 
"interpretation" of Hamlet.  The performance consisted of a series of 
vignettes in which the brilliant actor gesticulated wildly and contorted 
his face into inhuman shapes said to represent scenes from "Hamlet." 
The only words I could think of were "leave your damnable faces and 
begin!"  And, of course, Hamlet's advice to the actors.

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