[Milton-L] Performing PL
cbartonphd at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 23 07:05:39 EST 2004
Oh, my, David! Tell your students that their interpretation of this scene is
the wrong one: it's not an occasion for disappointment: it's a reason to
rejoice! Three productions of Milton's most famous work, after 330 years?
BRAVO, in advance, and may this mark the beginning of a competitive
I'm sure all of us will be there with you on opening night, if only in
spirit. "Break a leg!"
David Robertson wrote:
> You may remember that last autumn there was a brief exchange about
> performing PL.
> A group of students here at the University of Tampere, Finland decided
> April to attempt to put PL on stage. . . . There will be four performances
in a professional theatre which they have hired. The opening night will be
on Monday 9th February.
. . . We did believe we were the first people in the world to
stage it in English.
> Yesterday we found out we will not be. Two separate, independent
productions will beat us to it by a few days. PL is opening in two theatres
in Britain on January 30th. At The Bristol Old Vic, and at the Royal
> Needless to say, we are disappointed!
> If anyone would like to know more about our production, I'll be glad to
> tell them more. Or they can write to a student who is co-directing the
> play, Aleksis Meaney: aleksis.meaney at uta.fi
> David Robertson
> Senior Lecturer in English
> University of Tampere
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