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Shakespearean Travesty SIR: Three cheers for Michael Connor’s review (November 2012) of the Bell Shakespeare production of its version of Moliere’s School for Wives and more generally, the output of Bell Shakespeare itself. My wife and I watched in disbelief Bell Shakespeare’s much touted production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Never had we seen Shakespeare so badly presented: the text was murdered, the set was ludicrous, the production and direction were a mystery and the acting was below high school standards. But it was politically correct, which was never a Shakespearean vision. That Bell Shakespeare is heavily subsidised and…

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