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Re: Parallel Scenes
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 8.0173.  Tuesday, 4 February 1997.

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        Date:   Monday, 3 Feb 1997 20:55:02 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0166  Qs: Parallel Scenes

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        Date:   Monday, 3 Feb 1997 21:28:26 -0500 (EST)
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Date:           Monday, 3 Feb 1997 20:55:02 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 8.0166  Qs: Parallel Scenes
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0166  Qs: Parallel Scenes

If you're doing musicals, there's lots to work with, of course:  Kiss Me Kate,
The Boys from Syracuse among others.  Although not exact parallels, I think
that Phillip Barry's _Philadelphia Story_ contains echoes of _A Midsummer
Night's Dream_.

As for music for 12th Night, David Amram wrote incidental music for the play
which he later developed into an opera; the setting for "And that I was and a
tiny little boy. . . ." particularly sticks in my mind for its wistful
melancholy.

cdf

C. David Frankel
University of South Florida

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Date:           Monday, 3 Feb 1997 21:28:26 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 8.0166  Qs: Parallel Scenes
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0166  Qs: Parallel Scenes

On the subject of parallel scenes, I suggest using comparable scenes from
Chimes at Midnight by Welles (the script is available in Rutgers Films in Print
series) and Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho (I know a "Script City" script is
out there; there may be others).  The trouble might come in trying to get tapes
of both.  Chimes can be hard to grab at times.  I'm currently working on a
thesis on both these films, and I'd be interested in what you might do with
them.

--Hugh Davis
  UNC-Chapel Hill
 

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