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Re: Shakespeare Musicals
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0104.  Tuesday, 14 February 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Yvette Grimes <
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        Date:   Monday, 13 Feb 1995 10:23:29 -0500
        Subj:   Re: Shakespeare Musicals
 
(2)     From:   Jean Peterson <
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        Date:   Monday, 13 Feb 1995 12:17:28 -0500
        Subj:   Re: musical shakespeare
 
 
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From:           Yvette Grimes <
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Date:           Monday, 13 Feb 1995 10:23:29 -0500
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare Musicals
 
What about Rogers & Hart's _Boys From Syracuse_, an adaptation of _The Comedy
of Errors_. Great score including songs like "This Can't Be Love" and "Falling
In Love With Love."
 
-Yvette
 
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From:           Jean Peterson <
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Date:           Monday, 13 Feb 1995 12:17:28 -0500
Subject:        Re: musical shakespeare
 
Does anyone remember an early Sixties musical version of *Twelfth Night*
called, I believe, "YOUR OWN THING"?  It was a real product of the times...I
recall that it toyed with bisexuality in ways that were probably daring at the
time, though pretty tame in retrospect (Ex: Orsino admits to himself that he is
having raging sexual fantasies about "charlie"-cesario; he is more than
relieved to discover that charlie is really a girl...). Set, costume, & hair a
la' Peter Max--flower power, bell bottom pants, big hair...
 
Jean Peterson
Bucknell University
 

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