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21 minutes ago, Avalon_Fields said:

I’m well up for it, can’t see myself sitting through at entire play at Glastonbury but it’s high up on my list of new festival experiences

That's my thinking. Wouldn't want to sit through a full set of Hamlet, but a key couple of scenes or an act would be cool.

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1 minute ago, Quark said:

That's my thinking. Wouldn't want to sit through a full set of Hamlet, but a key couple of scenes or an act would be cool.

even though someone called me an uncultured swine earlier in the thread ... I might try out a scene or two .... might be a bit odd for the actors though as id imagine this would be quite common a constant in and out of the audience 

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2 hours ago, crazyfool1 said:

even though someone called me an uncultured swine earlier in the thread ... I might try out a scene or two .... might be a bit odd for the actors though as id imagine this would be quite common a constant in and out of the audience 

Yes there would be a bit of movement in and out. Once a Shakespeare banger has been acted out such as the et tu brute bit or my horse my horse my kingdom for a horse, folk might just leave. Might piss off the actors. 

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Might they not just do scheduled performances? 

Or those 5/10 minute adaptations?

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If it rains, they should definitely do King Lear... a bit of Tom O' Bedlam in the wood at midnight could be interesting for those on psychedelics.

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10 hours ago, Ayrshire Chris said:

Yes there would be a bit of movement in and out. Once a Shakespeare banger has been acted out such as the et tu brute bit or my horse my horse my kingdom for a horse, folk might just leave. Might piss off the actors. 

That's what used to happen when Shakespeare was alive though (or so I'm told :)). The audience used to heckle, throw stuff and leave if they wanted.

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11 minutes ago, Ommadawn said:

That's what used to happen when Shakespeare was alive though (or so I'm told :)). The audience used to heckle, throw stuff and leave if they wanted.

Some folk on here will be doing that at certain other bands. 

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5 hours ago, Ayrshire Chris said:

Some folk on here will be doing that at certain other bands. 

:)

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8 hours ago, Ommadawn said:

That's what used to happen when Shakespeare was alive though (or so I'm told :)). The audience used to heckle, throw stuff and leave if they wanted.

Absolutely Elizabethan audiences were a tough crowd (quite similar to Glastonbury in many ways) Apparently people shagging in the theatres, heckling, shouting and competing with the actors generally was quite common. There certainly wasn't reverential silence. 

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might have happened back in the days of shakespeare but not so sure modern actors/actresses will be used to having things thrown at them :) and hecklers :) 

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27 minutes ago, gigpusher said:

Absolutely Elizabethan audiences were a tough crowd (quite similar to Glastonbury in many ways) Apparently people shagging in the theatres, heckling, shouting and competing with the actors generally was quite common. There certainly wasn't reverential silence. 

Sounds like the park stage on Sunday nights to me 

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Just now, Ayrshire Chris said:

Sounds like the park stage on Sunday nights to me 

Exactly more Glastonbury than modern day Globe. All these actors who complain about people eating too loudly don't know their born!

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11 hours ago, Ommadawn said:

That's what used to happen when Shakespeare was alive though (or so I'm told :)). The audience used to heckle, throw stuff and leave if they wanted.

Wait till the mobile phones start to go off and see what happens

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26 minutes ago, marathonsteve said:

Wait till the mobile phones start to go off and see what happens

Should just be grateful there aren't any Shakespearean characters called Alan

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