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The End of Art?

It seems debate about production values for the classics is spreading. I hope I may be forgiven for citing a few sentences from a current commentary:

"Is our obsession with updating the classics diluting their essence?"    by Michael Coveney - May 25, 2017 The Stage

thestage.co.uk/features/2017/obsession-updating-classics-diluting-essence

Shakespeare's Tragedies Reviewed

 

Peter Lang - International Academic Publisher, Moosstrasse 1 - POB 350 CH-2542 Pieterlen / Switzerland

Currently adopted by 665 iternational libraries:

RICHMOND, HUGH MACRAE ,

SHAKESPEARE’S TRAGEDIES REVIEWED: A SPECTATOR’S ROLE

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 31 August 2015. XIV, 207 pp.ISBN 978-1-4331-2919-3 hb. (Hardcover) SFR 79.00 / €65.35 / £ 52.00 / US$ 84.95eBook: ISBN 978-1-4539-1480-9 SFR 83.25 /  € 65.35 / £ 52.00 / US$ 84.95

The Globe Restored

All supporters of the restored Shakespeare's Globe Playhouse will be relieved to discover that it has been rescued from the present ruinously misguided attempt to rebuild it as a modern theatre. Their censures seem not to have been in vain.

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