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Qs: Video Recommendations; Adriana's 2.1 Speech;
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0456.  Wednesday, 25 May 1994.
 
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 May 1994 08:59:39 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re:  Video Recommendations
 
(2)     From:   John Senczuk <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 25 May 1994 07:02:54 +1100
        Subj:   Adriana, COMEDY OF ERRORS
 
(3)     From:   Patrizia Ardemagni <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 May 94 23:18:34 CEST
        Subj:   Thesis on Salvini
 
 
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From:           Elise Earthman <
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Date:           Tuesday, 24 May 1994 08:59:39 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        Re:  Video Recommendations
 
Can anyone recommend a good video production of The Tempest that's easily
acquired?  We have the BBC in our library, but I'm wondering if some of you
might like another production better.  Also, can anyone tell me about the
production of Antony & Cleopatra with Timothy Dalton and Lynn Redgrave, which
I've seen advertised in several catalogues--I'm intrigued, but since it's
somewhere around $70, I'd like a recommendation before I buy--
 
Thanks,
Elise Earthman
 
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From:           John Senczuk <
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Date:           Wednesday, 25 May 1994 07:02:54 +1100
Subject:        Adriana, COMEDY OF ERRORS
 
The following passage, I know, is notorious ... I have a good actress playing
the role and, strangely, in performance have found a 'meaning' in terms of the
action, but I'm anxious to speculate as to the exact meaning of the following
passages:
 
ADRIANA.
Unfeeling fools can with such wrongs dispense;
I know his eye doth homage otherwhere,
Or else what lets it but he would be here?
Sister, you know he promis'd me a chain;
Would that alone a toy he would detain,
So he would keep fair quarter with his bed:
I see the jewel best enammelled
Will lose his beauty; yet the gold bodes still
That others touch, and often touching will
Wear gold, and no man that hath a name
By falsehood and corruption doth it shame.
Since that my beauty cannot please his eye,
I'll weep what's left away and weeping die.
                 2.1.103-116 [ARDEN]
 
ADRIANA.
Unfeeling fools can with such wrongs dinspense:
I know his eye doth homage otherewhere,
Or else, what lets it but he would be here?
Sister, you know he promis'd me a chain,
Would that alone, a toy he would detain,
So he would keep fair quarter with his bed:
I see the jewel best enamelled
Will lose his beauty.  Yet the gold bides still
That others touch, and often touching will,
Where gold and no man that hath a name,
By falsehood and corruption doth it shame:
Since that my beauty cannot please his eye,
I'll weep (what's left away) and weeping die.
             2.1  [FOLIO]
 
It is not only the punctuation but Theobald's emendation of wear/where which
poses most problem for me.
 
My maiden posting, ladies and gentlemen.  Be gentle.
 
John
 
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From:           Patrizia Ardemagni <
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Date:           Tuesday, 24 May 94 23:18:34 CEST
Subject:        Thesis on Salvini
 
I am an Italian student at the State University of Milan. I am writing a thesis
on the great Italian actor Tommaso Salvini (1826-1919) and his Shakespearian
interpretations of Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet, King Lear and Coriolanus.He was
very succesfull in his tours all over the world and above all in  the United
States and UK. I am looking for all the bibliographic materials, articles and
any possible recordings (cassettes or bobbins) of his performances. Since
Salvini couldn't speak English and acted in Italian it would be very
interesting for me to know the response of the audience to his performances
abroad, I mean  I'd like to read any articles written by the critics of that
period. I have been already kindly assisted by Cornelia Wallin curator of the
Williams / Watson Theatre Collection in Hanover, NH. I know this is a  very
individual request and I don't want to clutter Shakpser. If anyone has any
information about my  bibliographic research I would be very grateful for
e-mailing directly to me. Thank you in advance for all your help.
 
Patrizia Ardemagni

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