The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0798  Friday, 4 September 1998.

From:           Mike Sirofchuck <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 3 Sep 1998 08:44:25 -0800
Subject:        New Globe/RSC

In July I had the pleasure of attending a performance of The Merchant of
Venice at the New Globe in London.  I'm not prepared to offer critical
comments on the performance other than to say that I thoroughly enjoyed
being a penny stinker leaning on the stage and getting at least a taste
of what it might have been like oh so long ago.  (of course the
occasional helicopter overhead was a bit anachronistic).   On my last
night in England in August, I went to the RSC (Reduced Shakespeare
Company) performance of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare"
(Abridged).  I think I ruptured my diaphragm from laughing so much and
so hard.  And, I now have a much clearer idea of what the Bard's plays
were really about.

If you are in London, do not miss either of these experiences.

Mike Sirofchuck
Kodiak High School

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