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Is This a Bunny I See Before Me
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0369  Wednesday, 25 June 2008

From:       Larry Weiss <
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Date:       Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 13:09:33 -0400
Subject: 19.0361 Is This a Bunny I See Before Me
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0361 Is This a Bunny I See Before Me

 >Lady Macbeth eagerly licks Duncan's blood from her husband's
 >hand before straddling him, her back up against a refrigerator
 >filled with Coke. Later she shows distinct evidence of
 >bladder-control problems. (Too much Coke?)

That is not original with this production. In 1995, Jane Horrocks played Lady M 
in a fringe production in London which required her to urinate on stage during 
the sleepwalking scene. Her ability to do that on cue eight times a week strikes 
me as extraordinary. I think acting schools provide training in on-cue crying, 
but I doubt that peeing is in even the Actors Studio curriculum.

Actually, Horrocks, who got her start with the RSC, is a talented serious actor. 
Sadly, however, she is best known as the over-the-top ditzy secretary in Ab Fab.

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