DO AMERICANS ACT SHAKESPEARE DIFFERENTLY?

DO AMERICANS ACT SHAKESPEARE DIFFERENTLY? Mary Jane and I went in to New York a couple months ago to see John Andrews of the Shakespeare Guild and Adam Gopnik discussing Shakespeare. One of the questions that came up was whether Americans act Shakespeare differently than British actors do. Both men agreed that Americans do approach Shakespeare differently. One difference, which they agreed on, was that Americans tend to ignore issues of royalty. So, for Americans, King Lear is a family drama, and questions of high politics are downplayed.

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One Response to DO AMERICANS ACT SHAKESPEARE DIFFERENTLY?

  1. Dick Weisfelder says:

    Christopher Plummer played it as a family drama in Stratford, but the emphasis was also on the doubts and uncertainties that come with advanced age.

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