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Re: Poems and Spinoffs
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 279.  Thursday, 6 May 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Rick Abrams <RABRAMS@PORTLAND>
        Date:   Thursday, 06 May 93 09:07:22 EDT
        Subj:   poems
 
(2)     From:   Luc Borot <
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        Date:   Thursday, 06 May 93 20:52
        Subj:   spinoff
 
 
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From:           Rick Abrams <RABRAMS@PORTLAND>
Date:           Thursday, 06 May 93 09:07:22 EDT
Subject:        poems
 
A fairly impressive reading of the Hal of 1H4 may be found in the song
"Prince Hal's Dirge" on Loudon Wainwright's 1976 pop album "T-Shirt."
 
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From:           Luc Borot <
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Date:           Thursday, 06 May 93 20:52
Subject:        spinoff
 
Dear all,
 
Our server's SPINOFF biblio was recently reminded to all, concern-
ing poems on Shakespeare.
 
I am currently listening to the French national musical programme
France Musique, which is broadcasting Felix Mendelssohn's 1846 stage-
music for *MND*, which includes his famous nutpial march, which some of
you may still have in their ears from their own weddings.
 
Last weekend, they also broadcasted two excerpts from Ambroise
Thomas's 1868 *Hamlet* opera (French lyrics), and as I looked him up
in an Encyclopaedia, I hit upon a *Songe d'une nuit d'ete* (Gallic form
of *MND*), dated 1850. Thomas was an anti-Berlioz academic philistine,
but he used (up?...) the works of ole Shakes, and this concerns our spin
off file, I thought. Why not encourage people to send info concerning
other arts as well (sculptures, paintings, etc.)
 
I remember Pre-raphaelite paintings of Ophelia floating on the
river but don't have time to look them up. I'm positive that there is
a poem by Brecht on the same topic, called "Das Ertrunkene Maedchen",
as I once had to speak on it for an oral exam! It must have been inspir-
ed by another poem in German, but this is remote from my memory, as rem-
ote as my German, actually (sorry for any German speakers on the line,
who are invited to help, anyway... hello Balz Engler in Basle!).
 
     Cheers to all and everyone.
             Luc
 

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