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Rs: Olivier's Film *R3*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 301. Thursday, 14 Nov 1991.
 
 
(1)	Date: 	Wed, 13 Nov 1991 19:59:28 -0500
	From: 	Steve Urkowitz <surcc@cunyvm.bitnet>
	Subj:   Re: SHK 2.0300  Q: Olivier's Filmed *R3*
 
(2)	From: 	Peter Donaldson <
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	Subj: 	Olivier's R3
	Date: 	Wed, 13 Nov 1991 23:00:30 -0500
 
(3)	Date: 	Wed, 13 Nov 1991 21:06:00 -0500
	From: 	Jason Francis <91595@tayloru.bitnet>
	Subj: 	Re: Olivier film
 
 
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Date: 		Wed, 13 Nov 1991 19:59:28 -0500
From: 		Steve Urkowitz <surcc@cunyvm.bitnet>
Subject: 2.0300  Q: Olivier's Filmed *R3*
Comment:      	Re: SHK 2.0300  Q: Olivier's Filmed *R3*
 
Dear John Goodrich,
 
You might want to look at the way Olivier follows the acting tradition of
including Richard's deliciously insane soliloquy from 3HenryVI 3.2 as part of
the opening of his movie.  That speech has great power in 3H6, and it does
bravura things in R3 as an opener.  But the two placements certainly are
different, have different effects, yield different readings of tricky Dick,
shake up the audiences in battily different ways.
 
Hey, there's nothing wrong with being an undergraduate: lots of the best
insights about the plays that I've ever heard come out of introductory
students' fresh eyes on newly discovered complexities that everyone else
had yawned over unawares.  Have fun with that black-and-black film.
 
              Flickering,  Steve Urkowitz
 
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From: 		Peter Donaldson <
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Subject: 	Olivier's R3
Date: 		Wed, 13 Nov 1991 23:00:30 -0500
 
 
To John Goodrich on Olivier's r3.  Olivier tells a story about
the role in either *On Acting* or *Confessions of an Actor*.  He
modelled his make-up and mannerisms on a particularly disagreeable
director he had acted for -- Jed Harris.  The same director is
said to have inspired another cinematic villain as well --
the Big Bad Wolf in Disney's Three Little Pigs.  Once you
see the family resemblance once, it becomes hard not to see
it every time.  If you use this, check Olivier's text (of
course).  Hope this helps.
 
Peter Donaldson
 
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Date: 		Wed, 13 Nov 1991 21:06:00 -0500
From: 		Jason Francis <91595@tayloru.bitnet>
Subject: 	Re: Olivier film
 
John,
 
My name is Jason Francis.  I am an undergraduate Theatre major at Taylor
University in Upland, IN.  I have a proposal.
 
We have O'Livier's (did I spell that right?) Richard the Third here in our
library. I am a Shakespeare nut anyway.  I would be willing to watch the
play a few times, from a critical point of view, search my own library for
valuable material, and (most importantly) have a discussion with you over
E-mail about the film, throwing out ideas and opinions on form, style, etc.
 
My theatre experience may help you in some way.  I'm not GOD of Shakespeare,
but I am an equal student simply wanting to help by sharing information and
learning together.
 
If you are game, please reply soon, and tell me the deadline for your paper
so we know how much time we've got to work.  It's up to you.  If you don't
want to that is cool too.  I'll watch the film anyway. :-}
 
Sincerely,
 
Jason Francis
 
ps - You can try sending E-mail to me either at 91595@TaylrU
     91595@TaylorU.Bitnet.  I'm not sure which works.  If neither one
     does, simply send your reply to the Shakespeare network, and by then
     I will have figured out which one those outside of my campus should
     use.  Thanks.
 

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