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Re: Abhorson; Branagh; Typefaces; Oth. Film; Visual
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0958.  Tuesday, 12 December 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Bill Day <
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        Date:   Saturday, 9 Dec 1995 11:37:56 -0500
        Subj:   Re: Abhorson
 
(2)     From:   Yvette Grimes <
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        Date:   Saturday, 9 Dec 1995 14:00:57 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0951 Re: Branagh's *The Bleak Midwinter*
 
(3)     From:   Gabriel Egan <g.i.egan%birmingham.ac.uk@ukacrl>
        Date:   Saturday, 9 Dec 1995 20:24:20 GMT
        Subj:   RE: Renaissance typefaces
 
(4)     From:   Jan Stirm <
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        Date:   Sunday, 10 Dec 1995 14:17:42 PST
        Subj:   Othello--the movie
 
(5)     From:   Jesus Cora <
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        Date:   Monday, 11 Dec 1995 19:30:39 UTC+0200
        Subj:   SHK 6.0931  Q: Visual Aids
 
 
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From:           Bill Day <
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Date:           Saturday, 9 Dec 1995 11:37:56 -0500
Subject:        Re: Abhorson
 
Since I'm entering the middle of this thread, I apologize if I'm covering old
ground.  I always simply assumed the "apparel" was the hangman's noose. If it's
too small, the thief is hanged, and that's satisfactory to the true man.  If
it's too big, the thief escapes hanging, and the thief is satisfied.
 
Unless I'm out to lunch on this, I would assume the suggestion appears in an
annotation somewhere.
 
Regards,
Bill Day
 
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From:           Yvette Grimes <
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Date:           Saturday, 9 Dec 1995 14:00:57 -0500
Subject: 6.0951 Re: Branagh's *The Bleak Midwinter*
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0951 Re: Branagh's *The Bleak Midwinter*
 
>According to Johnstone, *The Bleak Midwinter* is "a very accomplished comedy:
>witty and waspish, rich in insight into the actorial condition."  Branagh
>considers it "a wee film" compared to his *Hamlet* project.  If anyone on the
>list has seen it, I am sure we would love to hear more about it.
 
>Nick Clary
 
I saw *In the Bleak Midwinter* last September at the Boston film festival. It
is a B&W film and very very funny and well worth seeing. Other cast members
include Joan Collins, Julia Sawahla and Jennifer Saunders. It is supposed to be
released in a few weeks.
 
--Yvette
 
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From:           Gabriel Egan <g.i.egan%birmingham.ac.uk@ukacrl>
Date:           Saturday, 9 Dec 1995 20:24:20 GMT
Subject:        RE: Renaissance typefaces
 
>The thorn is actually present in quite a lot of PostScript and TrueType fonts:
>the problem is (merely) to figure out how you get at it on your machine.
 
In most, I think. On Windows 3.1 and 3.11 you hold down the ALT key and strike
0254 on the numeric keypad for lowercase thorn and 0222 for the uppercase. If
the font you are using has re-assiged these to something else, just change to
Arial or Times, or whatever, type the thorn, and then change back.
 
This is the problem: the different fonts don't generally give you different
characters, only the same ones in different typefaces.
 
The utility called 'Character Map' (in the 'Accessories' group of the Program
Manager) will show all the characters available in each font and the codes
needed to get them. I can't see the long 's' anywhere, though.
 
Gabriel Egan
 
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From:           Jan Stirm <
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Date:           Sunday, 10 Dec 1995 14:17:42 PST
Subject:        Othello--the movie
 
Dear Fellow Shaksperians,
 
I just saw a preview of the new Othello and thought I'd give the list a quick
review.
 
The film's a mixed bag; I liked some bits--Lawrence Fishburne and Kenneth
Branagh both worked well in their parts, mostly (though why Iago died on the
bed with Othello, Desdemona and Emilia, I don't know).  I reacted less
positively to most of the other actors in their roles--the accents were all
over the place and sometimes difficult to understand.
 
Overall, the film moves very slowly (I had a feeling that lines were spoken
slowly so that we'd understand them through the accents); I found some of the
metaphor bits overworked (chessmen drowning, and other water stuff).  I went
with a friend who also teaches the play and we found ourselves laughing where
we weren't supposed to...  Our friends from other fields seemed to like it
better than we did.  For me, the film lost track of the sense of Venetian
playworld racism I have when I read/teach the play; the film tried to develop
the homosexual/social aspect of Iago, but didn't quite know what to do with the
idea.
 
I'll be interested to see what others have to say when they see it (and I do
think it's worth seeing).
 
Previewingly yours, Jan Stirm  (
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From:           Jesus Cora <
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Date:           Monday, 11 Dec 1995 19:30:39 UTC+0200
Subject: Q: Visual Aids
Comment:        SHK 6.0931  Q: Visual Aids
 
If you cannot find slides, you can always photocopy book illustrations -once
you are given the publisher's authorisation- on trasparencies and use an
over-head projector. The result is not as good as the use of slides, but it
helps quite a lot.
 
Cheers.
J. Cora

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