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negothicknegothick on May 13th, 2016 11:51 pm (UTC)
With all the brilliant theater artists and scholars out there, WHY o WHY did "Shakespeare's Globe" [sic] hire HER??
tempestsarekind: martha at the globetempestsarekind on May 14th, 2016 01:10 am (UTC)
I remain completely puzzled! I also don't understand why she wanted the job, since she doesn't actually seem to like the Shakespeare part of Shakespeare's Globe...
negothicknegothick on May 14th, 2016 01:28 am (UTC)
That's right (that's why the scare quotes and the [sic]). In addition to the famous folks, I know several directors of small-scale Shakespeare theaters who would be so much better qualified than she--and will never have the chance to reach such a large audience.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on May 14th, 2016 02:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, I understood what you meant - I was just saying that even *if* the Globe wanted to hire her for whatever incomprehensible reasons of its own, I *still* don't understand why she would have even applied for the job in the first place, let alone accepted it! Why not go work with plays she actually seems to like?

But you're absolutely right; it's a shame to think about the directors and theater managers who would have been a perfect fit for this position, who would have been able to bring good Shakespeare to a large audience.
the most saint-obsessed Jew you'll ever meetrymenhild on May 14th, 2016 03:46 am (UTC)
That was going to be my question too. Wtf.
tempestsarekind: posner and scrippstempestsarekind on May 14th, 2016 02:49 pm (UTC)
It is a mystery for the ages, I guess.

I just keep thinking about that interview I read with Jamie Parker, in which it came up that he made it into the final rounds for this job: while it would be a shame for him to cut back on acting before he's done all the Shakespeare parts I still hope he'll do someday (she said, selfishly and with no regard to what he actually wants for his career!), everything he's ever said about the Globe shows how much he respects the place. It's mystifying that they were considering someone like him in the final rounds, and then…went a totally different way.
Enlevé: I come anonenleve on June 3rd, 2016 10:28 am (UTC)
It reminds me of how at the end of the third season of Slings and Arrows, the festival hires Darren Nichols to be the director.

I have a friend who is involved in the local theatre scene who said that Darren Nichols is a pretty realistic character. She knows people who for one reason or another spend a lot of time in theatre, even though theatre is not something that they actually like.
tempestsarekind: geoffreytempestsarekind on June 6th, 2016 02:41 pm (UTC)
"Life's just f***ing nuts, isn't it?" Oh, Darren Nichols. He's a delight to watch on S&A, but I don't think I could get through one of his productions without exploding from rage. :)

The thing about Emma Rice is that she seems to love theater, and was director of a place that seemed to fit her talents and interests well. But she doesn't seem to like (or respect) Shakespeare much.
Enlevé: bearenleve on June 6th, 2016 10:50 pm (UTC)
Yes, it seems an odd choice to put Shakespeare's Globe into the hands of someone who doesn't like Shakespeare much.

And I too, would have difficulty sitting through a Darren Nichols production. :)