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Re: Pericles; CD ROM; Abridged MND
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0103.  Monday, 12 February 1996.

(1)     From:   Kristen L. Olson <
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        Date:   Sunday, 11 Feb 1996 10:49:40 -0500
        Subj:   Pericles/recent criticism

(2)     From:   Amy Ulen <
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        Date:   Friday, 09 Feb 1996 20:31:06 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0096  Qs: CD ROM; Abridged MND

(3)     From:   Joanne Walen <
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        Date:   Sunday, 11 Feb 1996 18:40:38 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0096 Qs: Abridged MND


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From:           Kristen L. Olson <
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Date:           Sunday, 11 Feb 1996 10:49:40 -0500
Subject:        Pericles/recent criticism

For Julie Bleha:  You asked for any recent books that look closely at the
recognition scene in _Pericles_.  Newly published by Cambridge UP is
_Shakespeare and the Theatre of Wonder_ by (SHAKSPER member) Tom Bishop. I'm
not sure whether it will be directly related to your topic as you described it,
but this book devotes an entire chapter to _Pericles_, this scene in
particular, raising many interesting points that you may want to consider.
(Also, when I said "newly" I really meant it...it may not be available yet in
the US, though I believe it has been released already in the UK.)

Feel free to email me directly if you'd like more specifics.

-Kristen

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From:           Amy Ulen <
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Date:           Friday, 09 Feb 1996 20:31:06 -0800
Subject: 7.0096  Qs: CD ROM; Abridged MND
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0096  Qs: CD ROM; Abridged MND

>   "Would it not be great if we can buy a CD with the play on,
>    you can stop it, click on for an explanation. ( for block-heads who need
>    one..<G>).  Well.. that would be the ticket!"

The BookWorm Student Library carries Shakespeare on CD.  They have Hamlet,
Macbeth, R&J, and Midsummer.  Call 1-800-845-1755 for more information.


> Subject:        Wanted: Abridged Midummer Night's Dream
> My wife requires a shorter version for use with secondary school students.

My students are creating a study guide for Midsummer on the Web.  They have
included an html version of the text that we cut for performance.  Although the
study guide is FAR from being finished, your wife may find some useful
information.

http://www.moscow.com/Education/masc/  (follow the "From Stage to Screen" link)

Amy Ulen, Lead Teacher
Moscow Alternative School Center

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Date:           Sunday, 11 Feb 1996 18:40:38 -0500
Subject: 7.0096 Qs: Abridged MND
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0096 Qs: Abridged MND

For an Abridged MSND, she might try Shakespeare on Stage or, for younger
students, Shakespeare for Young People; these last are 40 minute versions. All
are adapted by Diane Davidson. The language is not changed, only cut. These are
available easily from the Writing Company Shakespeare Catalogue,
1-800-421-4246.

Better yet, why not divide up the play into chunks that she gives to groups of
students and have them cut their own version? Lots of close reading of the text
will occur as students argue for what to keep and what to leave out. They will
also be approximating the role of a director who is making cuts in a
production. The next step, of course, is to perform their version--then compare
it to what others have done (on video).

I suppose it all comes down to how much involvement you want the kids to have
in the play--or how much time. Good luck.
 

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