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Re: RSC & DC Summer; Friar Lawrence; AYL Weather
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0343.  Wednesday, 20 April 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Bernice W. Kliman <KLIMANB@SNYFARVA.BITNET>
        Date:   Monday, 18 Apr 1994 21:27 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0338  Qs: RSC Summer
 
(2)     From:   Thomas L. Berger <TBER@SLUMUS>
        Date:   Tuesday, 19 Apr 94 16:22:13 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0321 Qs: Friar Lawrence
 
(3)     From:   John Boni <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 20 Apr 1994 09:04:08 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0290 Qs: AYI Weather/Music
 
 
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From:           Bernice W. Kliman <KLIMANB@SNYFARVA.BITNET>
Date:           Monday, 18 Apr 1994 21:27 EDT
Subject: 5.0338  Qs: RSC Summer
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0338  Qs: RSC Summer
 
I ordered tickets from RSC for H6, MND, H5, The Wives' Excuse, TN, Cor.,and
Peer Gynt.  I don't know what else is playing.  I ordered tickets by FAX, using
my AMEX or VISA card.  The Fax number is 011-44-789-261-974.
 
In DC, the 1993-94 season, which included R2, JC, and Rom., will end in early
summer. I am not sure when the 1994-95 season starts.  It will include H4, 1
and 2, Cym., Tit, WT, KJ, Tem., School for Scandal, Mourning Becomes Electra,
The Golden Apple, Becket--i.e., it will select from among those plays.
 
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From:           Thomas L. Berger <TBER@SLUMUS>
Date:           Tuesday, 19 Apr 94 16:22:13 EST
Subject: 5.0321 Qs: Friar Lawrence
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0321 Qs: Friar Lawrence
 
To: Michael Dotson
RE:  Friar Lawrence's meditation
 
You could do a whole lot worse than consult W. H. Auden's introduction to the
Dell Laurel R&J, long out of print, I suppose, as mine is the fifth printing of
March 1963.
 
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From:           John Boni <
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Date:           Wednesday, 20 Apr 1994 09:04:08 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 5.0290 Qs: AYI Weather/Music
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0290 Qs: AYI Weather/Music
 
Robert Cohen asks about weather in AYL, a topic which has interested me over
the many years I have taught the play.  For example, while the Duke is intoning
his "Sweet are the uses of adversity" speech in the forests in Act II, perhaps
his real-life counselors, are blowing their nails and hopping up and down to
keep warm.
 
One of the most impressive productions I saw in terms of its use of set to
emphasize "weather," somewhat loosely construed, took place at Stratford, CT,
in the '70s.  It starred Eileen Adkins as Rosalind. Throughout, a bare tree
dominated the rear of the stage; one almost expected a production of "Waiting
for Godot."  At the point of the weddings at the end, golden leaves fell from
above and attached themselves to the tree.  Magical!  The audience was so taken
that when Adkins attempted to deliver the epilogue, applause drowned her for
several minutes.
 
Such moments are all too rare....
 
John M. Boni

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