A Conversation for Shakespeare's Globe, Bankside, London
"In Spite of the fact ..."
Steve K. Started conversation May 16, 2002
My favorite quote regarding Shakespeare, "In spite of the fact that everyone says he's good, he's really very good!" I forget who said it.
My wife & I visited the Globe in '99, and agree with the entry's description. Starting even earlier, I've been trying to revisit Shakespeare's works. I do agree with the quote about performances being better than reading, and I prefer the updated language versions - WS wasn't writing in a language only half intelligible to his audience, IMHO.
I can't remember the play we saw, it was a comedy with actors dancing all over the stage, and off the stage, I think. Audience interaction is definitely a plus, especially in such a venue clearly laid out with that in mind.
"Be not afeard. Ths isle is full of noises,
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not."
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