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    Subject: Re: Mrs. S
    Date: Apr 15, 2002
    Sender: Heather GraysonPrevious | Next

    Dear reader of a second-rate critic:

    Must you do battle with me? Only if you insult me.

    Id like to answer your somewhat heated questions, and then put an end to what could have been two lovers of Shakespeare who disagree over one womans interpretation of his words (and her idea of a theatrical evening). Instead, you have lowered yourself to insulting all of my colleagues and the website, and missed quite a few of the raves that I and others have written.

    Did I expect Behns life to be more interesting than Anne Hathaways? Perhaps. But the actress portraying Behn was more talented, in this reviewers opinion. And I wanted to like the one-woman show Mrs. Shakespeare, but though the concept was a good one, the execution was poor.

    What you call venom for the actors, I call sadness that it wasnt done better. If youre in the business, youve certainly seen stories better told. And how many one-woman shows have I written, produced and starred in here in New York? Just one. It is indeed a trying process.

    In response to your comment about settling for writingIm still acting. If youd like to continue to vent your spleen, feel free to come see me perform and write nasty comments about my acting work. They will be your opinion, nothing more. I could have been much harder on your friend, Ms. Hudson. But I also owe something to those who are looking for an entertaining evening out. I owe them my honest opinion.


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    Mrs. S

    I think your review is extremely ignorant. You should learn to differentiate between a performance of actors as related to the piece they present, and the material itself. Mrs. S is a stately, dignified woman of the most noted and credible playwright who has ever lived, where as Mrs. Behn is a bawdy and brazen woman of influence and worth. Don't you think that knowing that, going to the plays, that they would be of different levels and performance? It's no wonder you are filled with such venom for the actors. How many one woman plays have you written and performed in New York City?

    Even if you don't like a play you should perhaps be a little kinder in your tirades. People have feelings, you know. Or did you lose that on your way to moving to New York to become a famous actrss and you had to settle for being a second rate critic for a web site?

    I am in theatre and I saw the show and enjoyed both for different reasons. It seems that no one writing for your website enjoyed any of the shows they saw. Perhaps they can do better? I say do it then.

    Thank you for your kind attention.
    M. Ivan






    Comment index:

  • Mrs. Shakespeare accurately quotes her husband   from Bard Devotee, Apr 14, 2002
  • All brushed up   from Heather Grayson, Apr 15, 2002
  • question   from , Apr 15, 2002
  • Mrs. S   from M. Ivan, Apr 15, 2002
  • » Re: Mrs. S «   from Heather Grayson, Apr 15, 2002
  • Re: Mrs. S   from frank episale, Apr 21, 2002
  • Re: Mrs. S   from P Mortensen, Aug 20, 2002
  • Re: Mrs. S   from Dawn Harris, Jan 20, 2004
  • Mrs. Shakespeare accurately quotes her husband   from Bard Devotee, Apr 14, 2002
  • All brushed up   from Heather Grayson, Apr 15, 2002
  • question   from , Apr 15, 2002
  • Mrs. S   from M. Ivan, Apr 15, 2002
  • » Re: Mrs. S «   from Heather Grayson, Apr 15, 2002
  • Re: Mrs. S   from frank episale, Apr 21, 2002
  • Re: Mrs. S   from P Mortensen, Aug 20, 2002
  • Re: Mrs. S   from Dawn Harris, Jan 20, 2004