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Shakespeare Summer Plays and Festivals

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0277  Friday, 7 June 2013

 

[1] From:        Michael Best < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         June 6, 2013 4:22:12 PM EDT

     Subject:     Performance Reviews 

 

[2] From:        Mary Rosenberg < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         June 6, 2013 6:37:58 PM EDT

     Subject:     Re: Shakespeare Summer Plays and Festivals 

 

[3] From:        Tom Reedy < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         June 6, 2013 6:37:58 PM EDT

     Subject:     Re: Shakespeare Summer Plays and Festivals 

 

[4] From:        Colleen E. Kennedy < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         June 6, 2013 6:44:16 PM EDT

     Subject:     Re: Shakespeare Summer Plays and Festivals

 

[5] From:        Steve Urkowitz < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         June 6, 2013 9:10:23 PM EDT

     Subject:     Re: Shakespeare Summer Plays and Festivals 

 

 

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From:        Michael Best < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         June 6, 2013 4:22:12 PM EDT

Subject:     Performance Reviews

 

Dear Hardy,

 

Concerning your post (http://shaksper.net/current-postings/29373-summer-shakespeare-plays-and-festivals). If you do go ahead with the plan for reviews of festivals and so on, could you make them also part of the ISE Chronicle?

 

http://isechronicle.uvic.ca

 

With the help of Alex Huang and Janelle Jenstad we are making a push to bring the Chronicle more attention—and working with SHAKSPER would be an ideal way of moving things along.

 

Cheers--

Michael Best

Coordinating Editor, Internet Shakespeare Editions

<http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/>

Department of English, University of Victoria

Victoria B.C. V8W 3W1, Canada.

 

[Editor’s Note: I would like to do all things I can with SHAKSPER to bring attention to The Internet Shakespeare Editions Performance Chronicle as well as any other of the many ISE services. (Disclaimer: I am both an editor and a member of the Internet Shakespeare Editions Editorial Board.) I plan to continue discussions with Michael, Janelle, and Alex about how reviews posted to SHAKSPER might also become a part of the ISE Performance Chronicle. I will announce details as they become available. In the meantime, I thought I might take a moment to introduce the ISE Performance Chronicle: http://isechronicle.uvic.ca The information below is from the site.

 

The Performance Chronicle

 

The Performance Chronicle is a journal devoted to reviews of contemporary Shakespeare theater.

 

Introduction

 

Have you seen a Shakespeare production you would love to review? Are you a scholar, actor, student or passionate theatre-goer with a penchant for writing? Searching for reviews of the most recent Shakespeare production at your favorite theatre? On this section of the Internet Shakespeare Editions, you can contribute your reviews or read stimulating reviews by established scholars and members of the acting community.

The ISE Performance Chronicle is a unique new platform for Shakespearean performance criticism. It provides, for the first time, a dedicated online space in which theatre practitioners, scholars, critics and members of the public can analyze and interactively discuss contemporary Shakespearean performance. The Chronicle has a dual purpose. First it aims to raise current awareness, understanding and enjoyment of the diverse ways in which Shakespeare is performed in venues around the world in the twentieth, and early twenty-first century. Second, over time, the Chronicle create a substantial and permanent database of informed criticism for future historians, scholars, actors, theatre-goers, and students of Shakespeare in performance. We are especially proud to announce that such distinguished journals as Cahiers Élizabéthains, and EMLS (Early Modern Literary Studies) are permitting the “pre-publication” of reviews that will be published by them.

 

On the Chronicle you will find reviews of stage productions and recent films. You can

  • browse or search the reviews
  • post a review
  • post a comment on a review
  • rate some of the reviews
  • subscribe to receive email notification for a new review of a particular play
  • search reviews for specific information.

[ . . . ]

 

-Hardy]

 

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From:        Mary Rosenberg < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         June 6, 2013 6:37:58 PM EDT

Subject:     Re: Shakespeare Summer Plays and Festivals

 

June 6, 2013

 

Dear Hardy,

 

That sounds a great idea. I’m sure many of us would find it useful to be able to compile a list of summer plays and festivals to fit into our (and our students’) itineraries. Thanks for the suggestion.

 

Mary Rosenberg

 

[Editor’s Note: I was not as interested in compiling a list of summer plays and festivals as I had done for Louis Marder for The Shakespeare Newsletter as I was in providing the encouragement and space for reviews, accounts, and discussions of plays performed at those summers festivals and other such venues. I am not opposed to the suggestion of compiling a list, but I was NOT volunteering to do so myself. I am becoming a bit more selfish with my time in this my older age, desiring to leave some time to work on my other scholarly pursuits. SHAKSPER is the love of my life, but there are others that I want to date. –Hardy]

 

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From:        Tom Reedy < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         June 6, 2013 6:37:58 PM EDT

Subject:     Re: Shakespeare Summer Plays and Festivals

 

I’ve attended the Texas Shakespeare Festival for several years, and it is always excellent. The first time I went I was expecting a juked-up community theatre and was overjoyed to learn that it uses professional actors who have to audition for the roles. The theatre is small enough so that there are no bad seats in the house, and the acting is as good as I’ve ever seen in Texas. I dread the day when it is “discovered”. http://www.texasshakespeare.com/

 

Dallas also has a summer Shakespeare Festival. I’ve seen some good productions over the years, but I’ve pretty much stopped attending anything in an outdoor venue. http://www.shakespearedallas.org/

 

And Texas Christian University has entered the lists with its Trinity Shakespeare Festival. I’ve seen every production since it began five years ago, and while it has never been a waste of time, it is not yet quite up to the same standards as the Texas and Dallas events. http://www.trinityshakes.org/

 

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From:        Colleen E. Kennedy < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         June 6, 2013 6:44:16 PM EDT

Subject:     Re: Shakespeare Summer Plays and Festivals

 

I think that is a wonderful idea! The New York Times just published a listing of the major U.S./Canadian festivals and on Saturday of this week, I have compiled some of the major European festivals and will post to The Shakespeare Standard. 

 

Colleen E. Kennedy

PhD Candidate

English Department

The Ohio State University

 

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From:        Steve Urkowitz < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         June 6, 2013 9:10:23 PM EDT

Subject:     Re: Shakespeare Summer Plays and Festivals

 

Dear Hardy,

 

Maybe some e-literate Shakespearean could set up a map-with-calendar where various companies and SHAKSPERians could enter performances as they are announced.  

 

It could be an APP!  Call it SHAKES-Where? Connect it to the Google mapping functions?  

 

So if one is driving to visit the grandchildren in Florida, SHAKES-where can tell you that you’re only ten miles off-route for the Okefenokee Shakespeare in the Swamp production of Henry VI Part 2.

 

I’ll buy an iPhone for that alone.  

 

(I was chatting just this morning during a backwoods nature stroll here in midcoast Maine, and one of my fellow strollers brought up an out-of-doors performance of MACBETH on the campus of Bowdoin College last summer. Though it was painfully obtuse and “imaginative-in-all-the-wrong-ways” nevertheless it brought a bunch of people to consider the play out there in the air, on its feet, however hobbled, as a thing of inestimable value. )

 

Ever,

Steve Urks-where?-owitz

 

[Editor’s Note: Sounds good to me. DO we have a tech-savvy Subscriber who is interested in developing SHAKES-Where? Anyone who does so I will present with a free year’s supply of SHAKSPER. Thanks to all for your terrific suggestions. Now, is there anyone out there who will implement them for us? –Hardy]

 
 

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