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Wed Oct 11 09:27:30 EDT 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Andinach <pandinac at>

> On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, Rowland, Jennifer A B wrote:
> > > My favourite invented language is "Dogg", which is another
> > > language where only the words are different. The tricky thing
> > > about it is that all the words are real words in English, as well.
> >
> > Oh, yes! I read the Dogg's Troup Hamlet after the Reduced
> > Shakespeare Company ( - hilarious)
> > credited it with "having given them the courage to shrink
> > Shakespeare", but have never seen it- it'd be wonderful, I think,
> > utterly confusing but comprehensible in a wierd way- have you seen a
> > production?
> Alas, no. I've only read it. Much as I'd like the truth to be
> otherwise, I've never been in the vicinity of anyone adventurous
> enough to actually stage it.

I staged it - "Dogg's Hamlet", not the pair of plays - a few years ago as
part of a Theatre Studies A Level course. The kids were pretty confused by
it, and so was the audience at times, but it seemed to go down well in the


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