Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0790. Thursday, 7 November 1996.
Date: Friday, 1 Nov 1996 22:57:28 -0500
Subject: Shakespeare as Character
The new film, "Looking for Richard" also features a cameo role for Shakespeare,
at beginning and at end, when he looks rather doubtful about what he has just
witnessed. I think that's a nice touch, a becoming modesty.
He also appears in the *Comedy of Errors* as performed (and videotaped) by the
Flying Karamazov Bothers at Lincoln Center a couple of years ago. In this
version, Shakespeare is the prompter.
On another topic, Richard Knowles has an extensive discussion of language and
prose vs. verse in *AYL* in his New Variorum edition, published about 20 years
ago by MLA.