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Branagh's Ham; Just Like; EMLS; "Shylock"
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0671.  Wednesday, 18 September 1996.

(1)     From:   Douglas Abel <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 17 Sep 1996 13:00:05 -0700 (MST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0664  Re: Branagh's *Hamlet*; Keaton's Dogberry

(2)     From:   Janet MacLellan Winship <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 17 Sep 1996 10:35:09 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Just Like Romeo and Juliet

(3)     From:   Norm Holland <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 17 Sep 96 14:16:02 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0667  Early Modern Literary Studies (2.2)

(4)     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 17 Sep 1996 14:41:46 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0668 "Shylock"


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From:           Douglas Abel <
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Date:           Tuesday, 17 Sep 1996 13:00:05 -0700 (MST)
Subject: 7.0664  Re: Branagh's *Hamlet*; Keaton's Dogberry
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0664  Re: Branagh's *Hamlet*; Keaton's Dogberry

It seems that a lot of people on this list, no matter what camp they put
themselves in, have trouble with criticism, period.  It's getting rather boring.

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From:           Janet MacLellan Winship <
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Date:           Tuesday, 17 Sep 1996 10:35:09 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Just Like Romeo and Juliet

SHAKSPEReans,

Do I detect a certain snarkiness in the inquiries regarding the casting of
DiCaprio and Danes as R and J?

In my opinion, this casting decision is more than usually astute. Physically,
Danes's height and her big-featured, un-Hollywood face accord well with the
qualities of emotional maturity, honesty, and practicality that we find in
Juliet's verse, while DiCaprio's high-cheekboned beauty--less earthly, more
androgynous--not only harmonizes with the impassioned Petrarchanism of Romeo's
poetic style, but also promises to add a certain erotic *frisson* to his
relationship with Mercutio. (Is it known who will be playing Mercutio?)

Of course, visual impact doesn't count for much if your actors can't act, but
this is not the case with Danes and DiCaprio, who have both earned solid
reviews for some quite challenging work even at this early stage in their
careers. (Personally, I was especially impressed by Danes's performance as Beth
in _Little Women_; she achieved a raw, compelling honesty in a role notorious
for its sickly-sweet sentimentality.)

I look forward to the film's release.

Janet MacLellan
University of Toronto

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From:           Norm Holland <
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Date:           Tuesday, 17 Sep 96 14:16:02 EDT
Subject: 7.0667  Early Modern Literary Studies (2.2)
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0667  Early Modern Literary Studies (2.2)

Can someone tell me what a PURL is?  A Persistent URL?  Thanks, Norm

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Tuesday, 17 Sep 1996 14:41:46 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 7.0668 "Shylock"
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0668 "Shylock"

Persons interested in viewing the new play _Shylock_ in Vancouver will be
delighted to know that it will be playing at the University of British Columbia
on October 3 and 4.  Contact the Bard Box Office for more details.

Sincerely,
Sean Lawrence.
 

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