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"Oberon" Video
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 977 Wednesday, 29 December 1993.
 
From:           Fritz Levy <
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Date:           Wednesday, 29 Dec 1993 09:37:13 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        "Oberon"
 
The videotape of last spring's performance of Jonson's "Oberon" (done at
Case Western Reserve) reached me a couple of weeks ago, and I've just had
the opportunity to watch it.  It's great!  Our colleague, Tom Bishop,
does the introduction and provides brief and sensible commentary at the
end.  Ross Duffin and Ken Pierce talk about the music and dance.  Best of
all, though, is the availability of an intelligently mounted performance
of a Jacobean masque, resurrected with imagination, and yet following
good scholarly principles as far as possible.  If (like me) you've talked
about masques to your classes, and never quite got them to visualize what
a masqueing occasion might have been like, the video will be a godsend.
I've just written it into my class schedule for the coming quarter, and
am looking forward to student reactions.
 
I'll let Tom provide details of how to get hold of your own copy.
 
[Unsolicited ad. by one who was present at the original staging...]
 
Fritz Levy
University of Washington
 

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