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Qs: Red Play, White Play; Nedar's Daughter
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0972.  Monday, 23 December 1996.

(1)     From:   Mario Ghezzi <
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        Date:   Friday, 20 Dec 1996 21:14:17 +1100
        Subj:   Red Play, White Play

(2)     From:   Chris Stroffilino <
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        Date:   Friday, 20 Dec 1996 17:38:08 -0500
        Subj:   Nedar's Daughter


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From:           Mario Ghezzi <
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Date:           Friday, 20 Dec 1996 21:14:17 +1100
Subject:        Red Play, White Play

Dear SHAKSPER,

Just got notification of the Festival of Firsts as part of The Grand Opening of
The Globe Theatre in London in June 1997. Advertised are the first performance
of the 'Red Play' followed by the first performance of the 'White Play' on
another day. Can anyone enlighten me, are these Shakespearean plays being
referred to and if so which ones? I have not come across these terms before.

Regs
Mario Ghezzi

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From:           Chris Stroffilino <
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Date:           Friday, 20 Dec 1996 17:38:08 -0500
Subject:        NEDAR's Daughter

Okay--at the risk of sounding like a Joel Fineman wanna be

(I'm thinking of his claim that Julio Romano--the statue maker--is an
inversion--of the statues of Romeo and Juliet at the end of that play), I am
curious if anybody has done any work on just who NEDAR is. Are there classical
antecedents that could come into play for this reference to MND's Helena's
father? Or is it possible that NEDAR--is an anagram of ARDEN--Shakespeare's
mother? since Helena is the character most like the "I" of most of
Shakespeare's sonnets--and there is a veiled autobiographical account here it
seems to me...

On other news, I'd be interested in seeing a movie of RICHARD II (instead of
always RICHARD III) but for that questionaire for SHAKESPEARE MAGAZINE who
would be cast as who? Brad Pitt as Bullingbroke?

Chris Stroffolino
 

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