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Re: Imagining Gloriana
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0244.  Friday, 18 March 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Norman J. Myers <
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        Date:   Thursday, 17 Mar 94 08:45:02 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0236  Re: Imagining Gloriana
 
(2)     From:   Elizabeth Schmitt <E2E3SCHM@UNTVAX.BITNET>
        Date:   Thursday, 17 Mar 1994 17:59:16 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   imagining gloriana
 
(3)     From:   Melissa Aaron <
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        Date:   Thursday, 17 Mar 1994 17:59:34 +0200
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0236 Re: Imagining Gloriana
 
 
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From:           Norman J. Myers <
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Date:           Thursday, 17 Mar 94 08:45:02 -0500
Subject: 5.0236  Re: Imagining Gloriana
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0236  Re: Imagining Gloriana
 
Then, of course, there's always Shaw's "Dark Lady of the Sonnets."
 
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From:           Elizabeth Schmitt <E2E3SCHM@UNTVAX.BITNET>
Date:           Thursday, 17 Mar 1994 17:59:16 -0500 (CDT)
Subject:        imagining gloriana
 
Three video additions:
1)Yes it was Miranda Richardson as Eliz.I in Blackadder II.She particularly
enjoyed handing out death warrants to those not bringing her a present;
2)Quentin Crisp in Orlando--the aging queen [you fill in the wry comments
here];
3) Glenda Jackson in Elizabeth R, perhaps the most constant image of
EI that I carry around with me [the autographed picture of Glenda Jackson
in full garb on my desk not withstanding] She also played the queen
in Mary, Queen of Scots, the film w/Vanessa Redgrave in the title role.
 
Queenly regards from E3,
Elizabeth W.B. Schmitt
 
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Date:           Thursday, 17 Mar 1994 17:59:34 +0200
Subject: 5.0236 Re: Imagining Gloriana
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0236 Re: Imagining Gloriana
 
The Blackadder series is Blackadder II, and Miranda Richardson does do Q.
Elizabeth.  Elizabeth in this version has a Sloane Ranger diction, keeps
demanding "prezzies," and is sexually ravenous--"Hurry up, I want to go on to
the reception so I can get squiffy and seduce somebody."  Highly recommended.
 
See also Jane Austen's *History of England*, in which the much-maligned Liz
comes off rather badly, and the novel by (oh goodness, forget the name) *She
was Nice to Mice*.
 

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