The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1088 Wednesday, 4 November 1998.
Date: Tuesday, 03 Nov 1998 20:50:14
Subject: Shakespeare's Edward III
This season at the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, we are going to be
producing 'Edward III', recently added to the canon. I have a couple of
questions that I wanted to put to the group...
After hearing about the inclusion of EIII in to the collected works, I
read the postings by various members, but I still would like some
clarification as to who the "they" are that decided that the play should
be included, and how the rest of the academic and Shakespearean
communities feel about this announcement...
Secondly, after reading the excellent background provided on the play in
Cambridge's version recently released and edited by Giorgio Melchiori, I
can gather that the play had only been produced only a handful of times
since 1911 in London, under the title, "The King and The Countess". The
last production, (and apparently the first professional) was staged at
Theatr Clwyd in 1987, according to Melchiori.
If this is the case, our production would be the National (USA)
professional premiere since its inclusion in the canon. So, I ask you
all to dig into memory and let me know what you think. I appreciate all
of your postings and look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to
respond offline at my email, or post for discussion. The more the