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Re: Applause Folio; Shakespeare & Co., Voice and "est"
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0323.  Wednesday, 19 April 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Nicholas Ranson <R1NR@AKRONVM>
        Date:   Wednesday, 19 Apr 95 00:23:50 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0315  Re: New 1st Folio
 
(2)     From:   Catherine Fitzmaurice <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 19 Apr 1995 12:41:44 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Shakespeare & Co. Voice and "est"
 
 
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From:           Nicholas Ranson <R1NR@AKRONVM>
Date:           Wednesday, 19 Apr 95 00:23:50 EDT
Subject: 6.0315  Re: New 1st Folio
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0315  Re: New 1st Folio
 
Applause Folio
 
I agree with Skip Shand. I got my copy at MLA in San Diego this December, for
the conference discount of $27.50! One source also tells me that Norton is mad
mostly about the TLN simply appropriated by Applause. But Norton has only
itself to blame? Why won't it reprint it? As Applause has essentially said, so
sue me!  Meanwhile, we have a useful source for general text work that will fit
on the flat plate of a Xerox machine . . . .  Best, Nick.
 
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From:           Catherine Fitzmaurice <
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Date:           Wednesday, 19 Apr 1995 12:41:44 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Shakespeare & Co. Voice and "est"
 
Interesting comments from Cinnamon, Urkowitz, and Armstrong re the
relationships between Voice, Shakespeare & Co., and "est" (later "the Forum,"
now "Landmark"). The confrontative techniques mentioned permeate the entire
three years training at the Professional Theatre Training Program at the
University of Delaware, and many injuries have occurred. In the three years I
worked with them, 1989-92, there was a broken nose, a broken elbow, and a
broken heel-bone, as well as countless sprains, and a one-quarter attrition
rate in the student body. In the last three years, it has been alleged that
there was, at the least, a broken neck, nodes, anorexia and two suicidal
students, as well as a one-third attrition rate among the students. Of course
the "true believers" are many, and there is a fierce discipline in the
resulting work, which to some lacks aesthetic depth, but which produces
"results."
 
I teach Voice, and I chose not to continue with the training program but to
teach undergraduates instead, because I felt that the "opening up" of students
in my work, which is grounded in the nurturing of a humanistic self-discovery
process, was antithetical to the prevailing "tough it out" philosophy, and in
fact laid bare sensitivities which were then ignored or blatantly scorned in
other classes.
 
As an added "plug" for Voice work, of interest to professionals in the theatre,
I will be leading my own workshop at Temple University from June 12 to June 16,
1995. Call Donna Snow at 215-204-8652 for information and/or a flyer. My work
is also physically demanding, based on the need to free the breathing function,
but is self-monitored and does not engage in ideology, rather seeking to give
each individual the authenticity, autonomy, and authority that current
ideologies, be they "est-Landmark" among practitioners, or "construction of
identity" among the scholars, disallow.
 
Education never used to be like this! What happened?
 
Catherine Fitzmaurice
 

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