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Toneelgroep Amsterdam: Roman Tragedies
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0622  Sunday, 27 December 2009

From:       Jonathan Hope <
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Date:       Friday, 18 Dec 2009 16:28:51 +0000
Subject:    Toneelgroep Amsterdam: Roman Tragedies

List members in North America might be interested in advance notice of a 
visit by the Dutch theatre company Toneelgroep Amsterdam -- they will be 
performing their extraordinary 6 hour conflation of Coriolanus, Julius 
Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra, renamed The Roman Tragedies, at

Montreal May 28, 29, 30
Quebec June 4, 5, 6

New York (Lincoln Festival) July 9, 10, 11

(I'm afraid I have no further details of venues.)

Six hours of Shakespeare in Dutch may not sound like a hot ticket, but I 
saw this production recently in London, and it is by far the best 
Shakespeare I have seen in years (if not ever).  Others agree:

http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/pkirwan/entry/roman_tragedies_toneelgroep/

http://postcardsgods.blogspot.com/2009/11/roman-tragedies-barbican.html

Jonathan Hope,
Reader in Literary Linguistics,
English Studies,
Strathclyde University,
Glasgow G1 1XH
www.strath.ac.uk/english/
http://winedarksea.com/
www.northernrenaissance.org

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