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Rs: Thanks, Unstaged Scenes, Olivier's *R3*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 321. Monday, 9 Dec 1991.
(1)	Date: 	Sat, 7 Dec 1991 11:40:00 -0500
	From: 	Howell D. Chickering <hdchickering@amherst.bitnet>
	Subj: 	Three holiday delights
(2)	Date: 	Sat, 7 Dec 1991 09:11:29 -0500
	From: 	Richard Feinman <feinman@snybksac.bitnet>
	Subj: 	[Unstaged Scenes; Olivier's *R3*]
Date: 		Sat, 7 Dec 1991 11:40:00 -0500
From: 		Howell D. Chickering <hdchickering@amherst.bitnet>
Subject: 	Three holiday delights
I hope I speak for many members of the Shakespeare Electronic
Conference in expressing a special delight in receiving three
recent messages.
I found most helpful and timely both Peter Scott's list of new/forthcoming
Shakespeare-related books and John D. Cox's account of Peter
Greenaway's new film "Prospero's Books."
I also felt that Tad Davis's message concerning Prof. Schoenbaum was a
particularly appropriate gesture of gratitude, and very pleasing to
those who (like me) do not know Schoenbaum personally but have used
and relied on his work.
                Howell Chickering
                English Dept., Amherst College
Date: 		Sat, 7 Dec 1991 09:11:29 -0500
From: 		Richard Feinman <feinman@snybksac.bitnet>
Subject: 	[Unstaged Scenes; Olivier's *R3*]
My belated thanks to Steven Urkowitz on the question of staged and unstaged
scenes in revisions.  I detect from the irony in characterizing the editions
as naughty and nice that you did not have a strong opinion on whether the
melody unheard was sweeter or whether the action is better staged.  What do
you think ?
In answer to John Goodrich, a criticism of Olivier's RIII that I read and
agreed with is that the seduction of Anne is not played so as to make the
audience unsure as to whether Richard is actually sincere.  This is probably
a common criticism but I think I saw it in a book on production called
"Whatever happened to Shakespeare?"  - author's name will come to me within
this fortnight.
	[ed note: Perhaps Richard is thinking of Kenneth McClellan,
	_Whatever Happened to Shakespeare?_ (London: Vision, 1978).
	The University of Toronto library catalogue indicates that its
	subjects are stage history and adaptations of Shakespeare. -- k.s.]

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