The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0351  Tuesday, 13 February 2001

From:           P. D. Holland <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 13 Feb 2001 10:09:19 -0000
Subject: 12.0332 Re: Macbeth on Film or TV
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0332 Re: Macbeth on Film or TV

Not everyone finds the same things funny. Some people thought the Porter
in the Doran/Sher/Walter stage production hilarious; others loathed his
'knock-knock' jokes. But by delivering the lines about the equivocator
in a good impersonation of Tony Blair, the actor ensured that, for the
first time in my experience, most of the British people in the audience
actually understood what an equivocator is. The communication in the
theatre of a difficult meaning that usually sends us scurrying to the
commentary notes is no mean achievement.

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