Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 230. Thursday, 8 April 1993.
Date: Wednesday, 7 Apr 1993 11:04 EDT
Subject: 4.0224 Re: Speaking the Verse
Comment: Re: SHK 4.0224 Re: Speaking the Verse
To Timothy Dayne Pinnow and Skip Shand--thanks for your reply. I believe you.
I am not an actor, but I have long felt that F1 provides wonderful clues. I
am reminded of a story, however. A dr. who had had wonderful success in the
stock market, interviewed by a local paper, explained his methods. He not
only read the financial reports of his favorite company but actually visited
it in the middle of the night to see what was going on. Driving to the back
loading dock, he saw frenetic activity as boxes of product were loaded on
huge trucks. He bought and prospered. The only trouble was that he did not
realize that the back loading dock belonged to a different company, not the
one he was studying. That company did not ship large boxes of product but
operated in a different way altogether. Still, he made a lot of money, so
his system worked for him. If it works for the actor, then that's fine.
But if someone is interested in discovering what happened (a futile study
probably) the evidence could be misleading. Does anyone else have any ideas
on the topic?