The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0493 Thursday, 25 October 2013
Date: Friday, October 25, 2013
Subject: Saint Crispin’s Day
Hello, from the Blackfriars Conference to all SHAKSPEReans.
It has been a delight to meet old friends and to put faces to SHAKSPEReans who I am meeting in person for the first time.
As Ann Thompson reminded us this morning, today is Saint Crispin’s Day, the feast day of the Christian saints Crispin and Crispinian, twins who were martyred c. 286 CE. I wish the best on this feast day to all present at the Blackfriars Conference and to Shakespearean everywhere.
One of the joys of the Blackfriars Conference is that tickets to the five shows in the fall season of the American Shakespeare Company are included in the price of admission; a splendid time is guaranteed for all.
Now that I have “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” stuck in my head, I would like to come to the purpose of this note.
Seeing five plays in five days is certainly not the norm, but I would like to remind subscribers that if you are inclined to review any of the Shakespeare productions you have seen, they will not only appear on SHAKSPER but also they will be shared with The Internet Shakespeare Editions Performance Chronicle: http://isechronicle.uvic.ca.
I wish everyone the joy of hearing and seeing, the joy of performance,