The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0165  Thursday, 11 April 2013

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

Date:         April 10, 2013 6:21:20 PM EDT

Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: Global Shakespeares

 

Terence Hawkes <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:

 

>A Chinese opera King Lear in which one actor plays Lear and 

>his daughters.

>

> This is obviously a joke. The information was dated April 1st 

>and the tears still run unchecked from my eyes. 

 

Most likely, but unfortunately I saw just such a production a few years ago. Or I should say I saw it until the intermission.


Tom Reedy

 

[Editor’s Note: No, not a joke. This is the joint project out of MIT with Peter Donaldson and Alex Huang: http://globalshakespeares.mit.edu/# -Hardy] 

 

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