The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1038  Monday, 7 May 2001

From:           Thomas Larque <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 4 May 2001 16:25:48 +0100
Subject: 12.1033 Re: Forthcoming Productions
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1033 Re: Forthcoming Productions

>The Shakespeare Institute's listing of upcoming productions is a
>wonderful resource to know about.  ...
>And if their list isn't comprehensive, I'd like to see a better.

I certainly wasn't meaning to belittle the Shakespeare Institute by
pointing out that some productions are missing from their list of
plays.  Perhaps I chose my words badly.  Like Karen Peterson-Kranz I
have found the Shakespeare Institute listings both extensive and useful,
and am merely trying to find alternative sources of listings which would
cover the few gaps.

Glancing through the London listings magazine "Time Out" I can see four
productions from this week alone that do not appear in the Shakespeare
Institute listings.  These are all Fringe shows, which may explain their
absence - I presume that Fringe listings are harder to find in advance.
I would guess, however, that if so many shows in London are missed, some
provincial performances will also not appear - but I may be wrong.  I
would encourage SHAKSPERians to respond to Jim Shaw's call for
information about missing productions, and I will certainly do my best
in future to add details of any shows that I am aware of.

It also seems a pity that the Shakespeare Institute list contains only
plays by Shakespeare (or adaptations of his plays) and does not list
productions by other Renaissance playwrights - but this is a comment
rather than a complaint.  There is no reason why the Shakespeare
Institute should be expected to provide any more information than it
already does.

Thomas Larque
("Shakespeare and His Critics" - http://ds.dial.pipex.com/thomas_larque)

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