Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0192. Saturday, 5 March 1994.
From: Joanne Merriam <
Date: Saturday, 05 Mar 1994 15:53:47 -0400
Subject: Re: actor's memory
Just a short frivolous comment... (not meant to imply any kind of opinion
on my part). I just finished reading Huck Finn, and came across a part I had
forgotten: the scene where the Duke (or maybe the King, I can't remember now)
tries to reconstruct Hamlet's famous "To be or not to be" speech. It's very
funny; perhaps Twain was making some kind of comment about actors' ability
to memorize, as well.