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Re: Audio; Acting Shakespeare; Emilia; Textual
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0508.  Monday, 8 July 1996.

(1)     From:   Joanne Walen <
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        Date:   Saturday, 6 Jul 1996 18:37:25 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0505 Re: Shakespeare on AUDIO

(2)     From:   Milla Riggo <
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        Date:   Sunday, 07 Jul 1996 13:58:32 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0506  Re: Acting Shakespeare

(3)     From:   Susan Mather <
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        Date:   Monday, 8 Jul 1996 00:58:42 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0502  Re: What Emilia Knew

(4)     From:   David Evett <R0870%
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        Date:   Monday, 08 Jul 1996 11:12 ET
        Subj:   SHK 7.0504  Re: Textual Criticism


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From:           Joanne Walen <
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Date:           Saturday, 6 Jul 1996 18:37:25 -0400
Subject: 7.0505 Re: Shakespeare on AUDIO
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0505 Re: Shakespeare on AUDIO

The Writing Company Shakespeare Catalog offers both audio and video cassettes
at reasonable prices. Their 1996 catalog lists the BBC Radio audio CDs and
Caedmon audiocassettes for 13 plays. They also list several videocassettes,
some as inexpensive as 14.95, and they have the entire BBC Shakespeare Series.
To call for a catalog: 1-800421-4246.

Films for the Humanities (1-800-257-5126) offers several viedocassettes not
available through The Writing Company, e.g. Branagh's *Twelfth Night* and
Trevor Nunn's *Othello*, with Ian McKellen.. Usually Films is more expensive,
but not always. For example, the Trevor Nunn *Macbeth* is $89.95 from Films;
$149 from Writing Company. The best bargain of the summer, however, was from
the RSC gift shop in Stratford u Avon: the new RSC Great Performances tape (80
min., 4 plays from the 1994 season with excerpts and interviews) was L12.99 in
NTSC version (about $20)--Films lists it for $159.

Good hunting.
Joanne Walen

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From:           Milla Riggo <
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Date:           Sunday, 07 Jul 1996 13:58:32 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 7.0506  Re: Acting Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0506  Re: Acting Shakespeare

Dear Rick:

About my "motivation" for paraphrasing Michael Kahn: I was motivated by nothing
more profound than the fact that the exchange about Shylock called to mind
Michael's Preface to the Teaching Shakespeare book, reminding me of how much I
had liked the Preface as a way of getting AT the text of the play, rather than
AROUND the text as the musings on Shylock's character seemed to me to be doing.
 In what was probably a lazy moment I chose to paraphrase Michael rather than
to formulate my own ideas clearly, a careless choice as I have learned to my
chagrin.

I thank you for the courtesy of your last reply.  And now I am going to follow
Florence Amit to whatever safe haven she has found....

I'm glad the diversion is over.

Milla R

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Date:           Monday, 8 Jul 1996 00:58:42 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 7.0502  Re: What Emilia Knew
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0502  Re: What Emilia Knew

To Sydney Kasten,

You mentioned the Biblical Esther as having been married to Mordecai.  Esther:
2: 7 says that "...Mordecai had taken her as his own daughter when her father
and mother died."  Are you thinking of Sarai whom Abraham tried to pass off as
his sister to Pharaoh? Otherwise, a good analysis of Emilia!

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From:           David Evett <R0870%
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Date:           Monday, 08 Jul 1996 11:12 ET
Subject: Re: Textual Criticism
Comment:        SHK 7.0504  Re: Textual Criticism

More suggestions for Tunis Romein.  I teach a graduate seminar in Shakespeare
in which I concentrate on a single play, most commonly _Lear_, but in other
years another text.  The course project is a variorum edition of a passage of
about 100 lines, either a single scene or a segment of a longer one.  I pick
out three or four of these, selected for their textual and critical interest,
and then have the students work on them in groups of three or four, dividing up
the problems and sharing the material they find: if I do some preliminary
consulting with the group, I can usually find ways around the resistance that
some of our students feel toward bibliographical scholarship.   (That has
become easier as more recent bibliography, with its orientation toward
performance, has at least apparently enriched the critical yield.)  The textual
work dominates the first couple of weeks; we go back to those questions toward
the end of the term, at a point where their far greater familiarity with other
scholarship and criticism should have given them more confidence in making
textual decisions before they turn in the final version.

Bibliographically,
Dave Evett
 

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