Friday, September 30, 2005

Two Noble Guys

Patrick Bussink just forwarded me a link to some photos of a Memorial to John Heminge and Henry Condell in London. I play Heminge and Patrick plays Condell. Amy Freed's take on these two is a great deal less magnanimous than the plaque would lead one to believe, but these were the two men who compiled Shakespeare's Plays for the First Folio Printing. She casts them as theatrical producers and they are just as concerned as modern producers with putting butts in seats. In Shakespeare's Will he bequests each man enough gold to buy a ring.

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