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Rs: *R3*; Whores; Q: *H5* on TV
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 587.  Saturday, 25 Sept. 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Kevin Berland <
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        Date:   Friday, 24 Sep 93 16:37 EDT
        Subj:   Two Queries: Olivier *R3*; Shakespeare Video
 
(2)     From:   Ronald Dwelle <
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        Date:   Friday, 24 Sep 93 18:37:15 EST
        Subj:   Whores & all that (a-political!)
 
(3)     From:   Robert O'Connor <
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        Date:   Saturday, 25 Sep 1993 18:13:14 +0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0580 The Simpsons
 
 
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From:           Kevin Berland <
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Date:           Friday, 24 Sep 93 16:37 EDT
Subject:        Two Queries: Olivier *R3*; Shakespeare Video
 
Re: Olivier's R3 -- there's an interesting cinematographic genealogy here.
Some of the effects used here (the shadows, the angles, &c.) owe much to
expressionist film, especially Eisenstein (try to see the whole Ivan the
Terrible, and compare it to R3, perhpas), and, of course, Nosferatu.  An
interesting idea...   -- Kevin Berland (who is still waiting, by the way,
 to hear from Mr. Hawkes how one can be "just the opposite" of Welsh)
 
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From:           Ronald Dwelle <
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Date:           Friday, 24 Sep 93 18:37:15 EST
Subject:        Whores & all that (a-political!)
 
I'm afraid I missed part of this conversation (summer break and all), but I did
see a note on the typical dress of prostitutes, with a reference to Jonson's
Bartholemew Fair.
 
Can anyone on the list direct me to a discussion of popular perceptions of
prostitutes in Shakespeare's time? I haven't found anything bookwise or
article-wise, but am wondering if there might be a stray thesis unpublished
somewhere (or a book I've overlooked).
 
I am particularly interested in understanding the context of Hamlet's line of
self-recrimination about how me must "like a whore unpack my heart with
words"(II,ii,570), as though whores were known for volubility rather than
action (not a modern notion, right?).
 
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From:           Robert O'Connor <
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Date:           Saturday, 25 Sep 1993 18:13:14 +0700
Subject: 4.0580 The Simpsons
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0580 The Simpsons
 
Edward Pechter writes:
 
>On the Simpsons last night, Marge starts a protest about tv
>cartoon violence.  Itchy and Scratchy become loving friends . . .
 
I've seen that episode.  Twice.  I'm glad to find out that it isn't only
Australian Television that seems to subsist on repeats.
 
BUT - on that issue, and alongside the discussion about 'Much Ado', can
anyone tell me whether Branagh's film of 'Henry V' has been shown on
television anywhere yet?  It has been some time since any of the Bard's
films have graced the small screen here in Oz - not even the BBC
productions.  There is an 'alternative' (ie ethnic) TV station which will
occassionally show some version or another but the main networks don't
touch it.  I think that this relates to a comment that has been made about
Branagh's new film, that the American actors have been thrown in at least
in part to help break into that market.  The question is, is this possible,
or even necessary?
 
ROC
 
    Robert F. O'Connor
    
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