The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1219 Tuesday, 19 July 2005
Date: Monday, 18 Jul 2005 11:30:41 -0400
Subject: 16.1208 Productions of Pericles
Comment: Re: SHK 16.1208 Productions of Pericles
>The Globe just has a really exciting production of *Pericles* going on.
It would be more accurate to say that the production is "based on"
Pericles. It may be imaginative and fun, but it ain't Shakespeare.
The entire season is a disappointment. Actually, the Pericles is the
best of the Shakespearean productions on offer. The Winters Tale, while
staged in traditional Globe fashion, was just flat and insipid. I have
seen many WTs performed traditionally, and they almost always move me.
This one was just a bore.
As for The Tempest, performed by Mark Rylance and two other actors
playing all the roles, the less said the better. I have no idea what
Rylance thought he was accomplishing, but it didn't include dramatic
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