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Re: Stratford; Charms; Web Sites
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0813.  Monday, 11 November 1996.

(1)     From:   Jesus Cora <
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        Date:   Monday, 11 Nov 1996 17:14:39 UTC+0100
        Subj:   SHK 7.0802  Re: Stratford upon Avon

(2)     From:   Scott Shepherd <
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        Date:   Monday, 11 Nov 1996 13:59:30 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0807  Re: Cleopatra's Charms

(3)     From:   Michael Mullin <
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        Date:   Monday, 11 Nov 1996 16:46:41 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0806  Qs: Web Sites


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From:           Jesus Cora <
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Date:           Monday, 11 Nov 1996 17:14:39 UTC+0100
Subject: Re: Stratford upon Avon
Comment:        SHK 7.0802  Re: Stratford upon Avon

>For a stay of several weeks in Stratford upon Avon to use the resources of the
>Shakespeare Centre, does anyone have suggestions on lodgings, food, approximate
>budget?

I would suggest staying at a place called Grosvenor House.  It is centrally
located, quite reasonable in price, and is very nice. Unfortunately, I have
neither phone number nor exact price available at the moment.

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

Those of you who would like to go to Stratford can know what the RSC has on
offer beforehand if you join their mailing list. It costs about 10 pounds
sterling and they send you their season programs both at their theatres at
Stratford and London (and info. on tours abroad). I find it quite useful. I
haven't got the contact address with me right now. I'll post it in the near
future.

All the best.

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From:           Scott Shepherd <
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Date:           Monday, 11 Nov 1996 13:59:30 -0500
Subject: 7.0807  Re: Cleopatra's Charms
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0807  Re: Cleopatra's Charms

In Harry Hill's "as verse" Enobarbus, linebreak equals thoughtbreak equals
pause. New line equals afterthought. It's easy to imagine how tedious this
might become in a long heavily enjambed speech like say the dagger
hallucination in Macbeth (see below). William Shatner comes to mind. Or Fiona
Shaw's incessantly hesitant Richard 2 last year.

Some who lament the misunderstanding of verse differently misunderstand,
endorsing an alleged proper speaking of it and thinking I think that verse when
it's happening should be recognizable as verse whereas isn't it more effective
if it operates obscurely--not tearing a passion into tensyllable tatters but
imparting a rhythm and impetus more felt by the listener than acknowledged?
Shakespeare got older and in most opinions better by abandoning endstops and
obvious rhyme, making meter a more and more occult ingredient of his whole
dramatic effect, eg:

    It is the bloody business which informs
    Thus to mine eyes. Now o'er the one half world
    Nature seems dead and wicked dreams abuse
    The curtain'd sleep, witchcraft celebrates
    Pale Hecate's offerings, and wither'd Murder,
    Alarum'd by his sentinel the wolf
    Whose howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace,
    With Tarquin's ravishing strides towards his design
    Moves like a ghost.

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From:           Michael Mullin <
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Date:           Monday, 11 Nov 1996 16:46:41 -0500
Subject: 7.0806  Qs: Web Sites
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0806  Qs: Web Sites

The Shakespeare Globe USA website continues to grow.

We too are looking for more internet links and would be grateful for any
suggestions.  Please open location: http://ampere.scale.uiuc.edu/shakespeare

Michael Mullin
 

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