The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0226  Wednesday, 2 February 2000.

From:           C. David Frankel <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 1 Feb 2000 15:20:16 -0500
Subject:        More Pop Culture and the Uses of Shakespeare

And speaking of the uses of Shakespeare and popular culture:

Caravan StageBarge presents

As a feature of the Florida Suncoast Writers(tm) Conference, the Caravan
StageBarge will present a one-hour discussion and demonstration of the
process of transforming a novel into a theatre production. The Caravan
is currently developing a new work based on the novel Shakespeare(tm)s
Dog by Leon Rooke. Rooke, Jeff Pitcher, the writer of the stageplay, and
Paul Kirby, the founder and director of the Caravan, will present their
perspective on creating a work of theatre - albeit one in an open-air
environment. The demonstration will be presented on the StageBarge,
Amara Zee, floating alongside the Marine Science Pier at USF St.
Petersburg. Chairs will be provided. Follow the signs!

The story features the life of Ann Hathaway and William Shakespeare in
the village of Stratford, circa 1592, as seen and told through the eyes
of the village dogs. The dogs speak directly to the audience in a
language that is pure invention - doggie Elizabethan verse that rolls in
the dirt and pisses on your favorite stump. The dogs want the two-footed
Shakespeare to write about the four-footed  "dogs" of society. Willie
wants to write about the concerns of the court, royalty and the landed
gentry. As a result we have a conflict, a struggle between the "have's
and have-nots."  Just who are the "have-nots"....the two-foots or the

Friday, Feb. 4th  5-6 p.m.
Caravan StageBarge
at the Marine Science Pier
USF St. Petersburg

in association with the
Florida Suncoast Writers(tm) Conference


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