Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 1993 :: March ::
Qs: Summer Hours; Staged Lucrece; Re: *WT* Bear
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 189.  Thursday, 25 March 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Georgianna Ziegler <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Thursday, 25 Mar 1993 16:46:42 -0500
        Subj:   Summer Hours
 
(2)     From:   Georgianna Ziegler <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Thursday, 25 Mar 1993 14:45:19 -0500
        Subj:   Lucrece on Stage
 
(3)     From:   Tom Loughlin <LOUGHLIN@FREDONIA.BITNET>
        Date:   Thursday, 25 Mar 1993 1:27 pm EST (18:27:33 UT)
        Subj:   The Bear
 
 
(1)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Thursday, 25 Mar 1993 16:46:42 -0500
Subject:        Summer Hours
 
Can anyone let me know what the summer hours (June-August) will be
for the British Library and the Public Record Office?  Thanks--
Georgianna
 
(2)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Georgianna Ziegler <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Thursday, 25 Mar 1993 14:45:19 -0500
Subject:        Lucrece on Stage
 
Does anyone know if there has been an attempt to dramatize Shakespeare's
poem in any form for stage production?  Thanks--Georgianna
 
(3)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Tom Loughlin <LOUGHLIN@FREDONIA.BITNET>
Date:           Thursday, 25 Mar 1993 1:27 pm EST (18:27:33 UT)
Subject:        The Bear
 
   In a production at Gannon  University in Erie PA the actor  in
the bear costume was placed onstage before the lights went up for
Act II (after  intermission).  The costume  was designed to  look
something like a rock  with spines/needles growing out of  it, so
the actor  was motionless  appearing to  be part  of the  natural
environment.   The approaching  storm was  played  up  with sound
effects and lights played  against the cyc which were  on chasers
and increased in  blink rate to  simulate  approaching lightning.
As the  light/sound   show  increased  in   intensity,  Antigonus
"senses" the danger approaching  and runs off.  The actor  reared
up and created the appearance of a "Bigfoot" type creature, hairy
and with a  porcupine-like effect.  The  instant he  rose  up the
storm effect  reached a *real  loud* clap of  thunder,  the chase
effect stopped and the "bear" was backlit in a frozen pose.  The
image  lasted  for  a  second,  and  then  a blackout,  with  the
resulting "ghost"  effect catching the  creature still frozen  in
the reared-up  position.   It  fit  in  well  with the  overall
stylized concept of the play and was quite stunning.
 
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Tom Loughlin                *   BITNET
      Dept. of Theatre Arts       *    loughlin@fredonia.bitnet
      SUNY College at Fredonia    *   INTERNET
      Fredonia NY 14063           *    
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
      Voice: 716.673.3597         *
      Fax:   716.673.3397         *   "Hail, hail Freedonia, land of
                                  *    the brave and free."  G. Marx
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
 

Other Messages In This Thread

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.