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Re; *Cym.* Masque
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0564.  Wednesday, 19 July 1995.
 
(1)     From:   John Cox <COX@HOPE.BITNET>
        Date:   Tuesday, 18 Jul 1995 11:44:04 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0557  Qs: *Cym.* Masque
 
(2)     From:   Michael Swanson <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 18 Jul 1995 11:31:35 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0557  *Cym.* Masque
 
(3)     From:   Simon du Toit <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 18 Jul 1995 12:11:04 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0557  *Cym.* Masque
 
 
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From:           John Cox <COX@HOPE.BITNET>
Date:           Tuesday, 18 Jul 1995 11:44:04 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 6.0557  Qs: *Cym.* Masque
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0557  Qs: *Cym.* Masque
 
Regarding the descent of Jupiter in *Cymbeline*, it was not cut from the only
production I've seen on stage--at Stratford, Ontario, in 1970.  It was handled
as a numinous event:  dark stage, brightly-lit eagle, mysterious voice, rising
stage fog.  The eagle emerged on that top playing area in the main theater. It
was a stylized Roman eagle.  I can't remember if it bore a god or if the voice
of the god simply accompanied the appearance of the eagle.  The fact that I
remember this much 25 years later suggests that it was theatrically effective.
 
John Cox
Hope College
 
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Date:           Tuesday, 18 Jul 1995 11:31:35 -0400
Subject: 6.0557  *Cym.* Masque
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0557  *Cym.* Masque
 
The production at the Stratford, Ontario, Festival (directed by Robin Phillips)
in 1986 set the play between World Wars I & II.  In the masque scene, Jupiter
appeared in the cockpit of a bomber as a pilot (plane was suggested by the
cockpit windows, a slight suggestion of fuelage, and the plane's two
propellers).  It was surprisingly effective.  Pretty tough for a small-scale
production, though.
 
Michael Swanson
Franklin College of Indiana
 
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Date:           Tuesday, 18 Jul 1995 12:11:04 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 6.0557  *Cym.* Masque
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0557  *Cym.* Masque
 
Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival in Platteville Wisconsin is doing Cymbeline
right now, in rotating rep with Comedy of Errors and I think R and J, now
thru Aug. 12.  Call (608) 342-1298.
 

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