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Re: Hamlet (Nude and Otherwise)
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 718. Wednesday, 7 September 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Elizabeth Schmitt <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 06 Sep 1994 16:03:27 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0714  Re: Hamlet (Nude and Otherwise)
 
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        Date:   Tuesday, 6 Sep 1994 20:11:23 -0400 (EDT)
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From:           Elizabeth Schmitt <
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Date:           Tuesday, 06 Sep 1994 16:03:27 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 5.0714  Re: Hamlet (Nude and Otherwise)
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0714  Re: Hamlet (Nude and Otherwise)
 
A recent postcard from a friend in the UK said that Ralph Fiennes will be
playing Hamlet at the Hackney Empire. No mention of a US tour. Can anyone
confirm or deny this?
 
Also an article in the TATLER mentioned a Radio 3 version of KING LEAR done in
honor of Sir John Gielgud's 90th birthday. Aside from Sir John, it listed Dame
Judi Dench and Eileen Atkins as Goneril and Regan and Emma Thompson as
Cordelia. Does anyone know if this will be available in the US any time soon?
 
Thanks in advance,
Elizabeth Schmitt
 
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Date:           Tuesday, 6 Sep 1994 20:11:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 5.0714  Re: Hamlet (Nude and Otherwise)
Comment:        RE: SHK 5.0714  Re: Hamlet (Nude and Otherwise)
 
I'm probably going to be sorry for responding to this. I haven't, of course,
seen "Nude" Hamlet. I don't know Pedro Rubim de Pinho Accioli Doria, and I
can't even imagine what my reponse will produce. Still, this:
 
When I read  that nude performances of homosexual relationships, half-minute
same-sex onstage kisses are shocking and unnecessary; but that a female nude,
suicidal Ophelia in "a white see-through dress" is "beautiful" and produces "a
tender mood in the audience"; then I think that it is a shame that this person
privileges what sound like homophobic and rather sexist attitudes.
 
I would, furthermore, encourage him to question those attitudes. I have more
than a few graduate students who would take the homoerotic aspects of this
performance very seriously; more than a few who would be deeply troubled, not
tenderized. It seems difficult, in this day and age, to think of continuing to
aestheticize female self-destruction.
 
Whether the production was worthwhile or not, I hope my comments are worth
further reflection.
 
Best intentions,
B. Correll
 

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