The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2326 Thursday, 14 December 2000
Date: Wednesday, 13 Dec 2000 09:36:44 -0800
Subject: Re: Shakespeare Pairings
Comment: SHK 11.2320 Re: Shakespeare Pairings
> A few years ago, the Tulane Shakespeare Festival in New Orleans
> anticipated this pairing. One of the wives was a curly redhead and the
> characters wore '50s styles. They also used a convertible on the stage.
Actually, the first time I thought of Wives in light of modern sitcoms
was when I saw an RSC production directed by Bill Alexander about 15
years ago. The production was in the style of the 50s. As I recall,
the letter scene was done in a beauty shop with Mistresses Ford and Page
under the hair dryers. The reviews sounded strange to me, but it worked
surprisingly well. Cute program too.
All the best,