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Re: Paulina and *WT*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0215.  Friday, 11 March 1994.
 
(1)     From:   William Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
        Date:   Thursday, 10 Mar 1994 21:19:46 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0207  Re: Paulina and *WT*
 
(2)     From:   Jerald Bangham <
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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Mar 1994 15:06:20
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0203  Re: Paulina; Noh Lecture; Colonialism
 
(3)     From:   David Scott Wilson-Okamura <
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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Mar 94 17:59:26 CST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0207 Re: Paulina and *WT*
 
 
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From:           William Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
Date:           Thursday, 10 Mar 1994 21:19:46 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0207  Re: Paulina and *WT*
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0207  Re: Paulina and *WT*
 
I'd like to say a word for Dan Seltzer's production of WT at the Loeb in
Cambridge. I've lost my playbill, but this production has to be thirty years
old. Dan played Leontes, and the final scene with the descent of Hermione was
magical. (I'm not sure if Dan was also the director. He may have been.)
 
Antigonus was not chased by a bear. He spoke in the shadows stage front. All of
a sudden as he speaks a spectral bear looms over him from behind - eight feet
of bear perhaps. As the bear closes in, Antigonus oblivious, the lights go
out and I believe there was a scream in the dark. I still remember it as a very
effective scene.
 
The sheep shearing scene was a bit tedious for my taste. I suppose the dancing
was well done, but I wanted to get on with it!
 
But, all in all, it was a truly memorable production - for me.
 
Yours (reminiscing), Bill Godshalk
 
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From:           Jerald Bangham <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 Mar 1994 15:06:20
Subject: 5.0203  Re: Paulina; Noh Lecture; Colonialism
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0203  Re: Paulina; Noh Lecture; Colonialism
 
>P.S. I've never seen the play [Winter's Tale]  done well? Has anyone
>seen a good production? The Brian Bedford at Stratford completely
>confused several
>experienced playgoers of  my aquaintance - they had not read the play first
>and the production was incoherent.
>
 
I think I was in a fairly good production (by college standards)
directed by Charles McGaw at Ohio State back in the late 50's.
 
The first show I ever saw at Stratford, Ont., not many years later was
a fine Winter's Tale with Douglas Rain as Autolicus.
 
A few summers back I saw a not bad production in Regent's Park.  I
wish my experience with all of the Bard's works was this
consistantly positive.
 
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From:           David Scott Wilson-Okamura <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 Mar 94 17:59:26 CST
Subject: 5.0207 Re: Paulina and *WT*
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0207 Re: Paulina and *WT*
 
> [Patrick Stewart] told me that he had researched the disease that caused
> Leontes' jealousy.
 
What _was_ the disease that caused Leontes' jealousy?  (For my own part, I
"explain" the jealousy as just one more instance of the mystery of
wickedness, the reasonless obliquity of sin.)
 
                                        Yours faithfully,
                                        David Scott Wilson-Okamura
                                        
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