The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.021  Monday, 23 January 2012


From:         Patrick Dolan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         January 21, 2012 12:58:18 PM EST

Subject:     SHAKSPER Discussion


I’ll bite on the question about performances. My wife and I saw “Sleep No More,” in New York last week, and I’m still trying to work my way through my response. As someone with a scholarly/pedagogical interest in Shakespeare, and who loves Macbeth in particular, I started with “This isn’t Shakespeare.” Which seems obvious.


But I kept thinking of other performances of Macbeth that are Shakespeare, especially Polanski’s, as I wandered through the scenes. So I think the questions that I’m chewing on at the moment are, “What does this piece say about Shakespeare, theatre and Macbeth? How does it say it? Do I agree?”


If anyone on the list has seen this production (which is worth your time, IMO), I’d be interested in hearing responses.



Pat Dolan

University of Iowa

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