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Re: *Shrew* Productions; Anne Lock
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0894.  Saturday, 5 November 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Jim Helsinger <
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        Date:   Friday, 4 Nov 1994 10:32:57 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0872 Q: *Shrew* Productions
 
(2)     From:   Mary Bess Whidden <
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        Date:   Friday, 4 Nov 1994 21:10:35 -0700 (MST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0887 Re: Anne Lock
 
 
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From:           Jim Helsinger <
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Date:           Friday, 4 Nov 1994 10:32:57 -0500
Subject: 5.0872 Q: *Shrew* Productions
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0872 Q: *Shrew* Productions
 
I'm directing Shrew myself this spring in Florida and have acted in the play
four other times. To me the most important thing is to never forget that it
is a LOVE STORY! A love story about two people who are not complete within
themselves and discover in the course of the play that the other one fulfills
them.
 
If Kate is a wonderful, liberated woman in the beginning, you have nowhere to
go and the audience will gag on the last speech.  It must be a speech of
growth for her as a person, NOT submission. It takes alot of courage to give
yourself to someone, male or female, and she does it, thereby winning
Petruchio completely over to her.  This is a personal thing but I also
encourage you not to be afraid for Petruchio to be not entirely likable at
first (he's in it for the money), this gives him somewhere to grow as well.
 
If you do the induction, consider adding the middle and ending stuff from
Taming of *A* Shrew. It helps give the Sly plot some closure.
 
Good luck,
Jim Helsinger
 
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Date:           Friday, 4 Nov 1994 21:10:35 -0700 (MST)
Subject: 5.0887 Re: Anne Lock
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0887 Re: Anne Lock
 
Sorry to clog up space, but my attempted message to Pat Buckridge failed.
Concerning the use of the sonnet form for holy matter, give old Barnabe
Barnes--not *Parthenophil*--a chance.  Good luck, Mary Bess Whidden
 

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