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RE: Shakespeare and Modern Drama Course
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 176.  Tuesday, 21 July 1992.
 
 
(1)	From: 	Luc Borot <ELI16@FRMOP22.BitNet>
	Date: 	Sunday, July 19, 1992 21:04
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 3.0175  Ideas for Shakespeare and Modern Drama Course
 
(2)	From: 	Constance C. Relihan <
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	Date: 	Monday, July 20, 1992, 07:06 CST
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 3.0175  Ideas for Shakespeare and Modern Drama Course
 
(3)	From: 	Nicholas Clary <CLARY@SMCVAX.BITNET>
	Date: 	Monday, July 20, 1992, 11:13 EDT
	Subj: 	addendum: drama course
 
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	Date: 	Monday, July 20, 1992, 17:07:02 EDT
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 3.0175  Ideas for Shakespeare and Modern Drama Cour
 
 
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From: 		Luc Borot <ELI16@FRMOP22.BitNet>
Date: 		Sunday, July 19, 1992 21:04
Subject: 3.0175  Ideas for Shakespeare and Modern Drama Course
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0175  Ideas for Shakespeare and Modern Drama Course
 
Dear all,
 
    Hardy Cook asked us all what we could suggest as additions to the
SHAKSPER server in a recent posting. May I suggest that the plays he
mentioned in connexion with Shakespeare and Modern Drama be added to
the Shakespeare spinoff file on the fileserver . . .
 
    I would personally add one more title by Stoppard: *Transvestites*
which was chosen by the national jury of the French 'Agregation' exam
two years ago as part of a triptych with Chaucer's *Troilus and Cryseide*
and old Bill's *Troilus and Cressida*.
 
    Likewise, I wonder if both of Kurosawa's films from *Macbeth* and
*Lear* were included in the spinoff file. As I'm not to sure the English
titles were anything like the French ones, I wouldn't venture too far in
mentioning titles . . .  You'd be surprised to hear how far titles may
be altered when they reach us, especially when by Hitchcock! But that's
another story anyway.
 
     Amicalement,
          Luc Borot.
 
[I will be glad to edit the SPINOFF file to include items mentioned in
this discussion.  --hmc]
 
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From: 		Constance C. Relihan <
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Date: 		Monday, July 20, 1992, 07:06 CST
Subject: 3.0175  Ideas for Shakespeare and Modern Drama Course
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0175  Ideas for Shakespeare and Modern Drama Course
 
Thanks for the suggestions. I'd completely forgotten that there was a SHAKSPER
spinoff file--we could also add Ionesco's *Macbett* and Edward Bond's *Lear* to
it.
 
--Constance C. Relihan
 
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From: 		Nicholas Clary <CLARY@SMCVAX.BITNET>
Date: 		Monday, July 20, 1992, 11:13 EDT
Subject: 	addendum: drama course
 
After reading through the list of titles that you were kind enough to
assemble, I recalled a one-man show that we brought to campus two years ago
entitled *Forrest: The Life and Times of the First American Star,
Including the Notorious Riot at Astor Place* (1990).  This two-act piece was
written, performed, and taken on tour by Geoffry Brown, under the sponsorship
of the Vermont Council on the Humanities and Public Issues.  The first act,
"1849," focuses on Forrest's explanation of his role in the events that led to
the riot at Astor Place.  The second act, "1872," focuses on Edwin Forrest's
tour in *King Lear*.  Brown notes in his handbill that Forrest "felt empathy
only with his final role, the betrayed King Lear."
 
Both acts include narration as well as re-enactments.  The script works well
as a one-man show; it would also work as a show with more than one performer.
I am not aware of any attempt to publish this script.  *Forrest* might be a
nice piece to study alongside the Booth play.  It would also work well
as a parallel historical study (with the Elizabethan war of the theatres, for
example).
 
Nick Clary
Clary@SMCVAX.bitnet
 
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Date: 		Monday, July 20, 1992, 17:07:02 EDT
Subject: 3.0175  Ideas for Shakespeare and Modern Drama Cour
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0175  Ideas for Shakespeare and Modern Drama Cour
 
The list of plays inspired by Shakespeare reminded me of one I saw
quite some time ago - one possibly appropriate for the USA's election
season.  If my memory serves me right (why should it?), it was
entitled *MacBird*, with LBJ and JFK being the reinterpreted
characters.
 
Steve (with Hope looking over).
 

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