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Re: Romeo and Juliet / Shakespeare's toughest line
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0346.  Wednesday, 12 March 1997.

[1]     From:   Julie Blumenthal <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 11 Mar 1997 17:04:06 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0345 Romeo and Juliet / Shakespeare's toughest line

[2]     From:   Brad Morris <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 11 Mar 1997 16:42:28 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Tromeo...

[3]     From:   Richard A Burt <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 11 Mar 1997 18:08:39 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Tromeo and Julet

[4]     From:   Virginia M. Byrne <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 11 Mar 1997 19:44:38 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0345 Romeo and Juliet / Shakespeare's toughest line

[5]     From:   Joseph "Chepe" Lockett <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 12 Mar 1997 03:39:38 -0600 (CST)
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From:           Julie Blumenthal <
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Date:           Tuesday, 11 Mar 1997 17:04:06 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 8.0345 Romeo and Juliet / Shakespeare's toughest line
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0345 Romeo and Juliet / Shakespeare's toughest line

> PS  Would it really be so bad if they said, "ban-ished"  instead of
> "ban-ish-ed"?

Well Jim, it depends on how much of a purist you are, I guess.  It's
"ban-ish-ed" because of the scansion, which people usually make
arguments for keeping up with because Shakespeare did write it to scan a
particular way, and if ignored it can cause jarring
accents-in-weird-places sorts of issues.  But there are certainly those
out there who don't seem to stick with it.

Iambically,
Julie Blumenthal

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From:           Brad Morris <
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Date:           Tuesday, 11 Mar 1997 16:42:28 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Tromeo...

<< PPS  Anyone heard of Tromeo and Juliet?  what is it? >>

I think it's a porno flick. Just from what I've heard in passing
conversations. I understand it's rather disgusting, whatever it is.

Anyone else?

Brad

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From:           Richard A Burt <
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Date:           Tuesday, 11 Mar 1997 18:08:39 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Tromeo and Julet

Tromeo and Julet was recently and favorably revewed n the NY Tmes.
There's a webste at troma.com.

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Date:           Tuesday, 11 Mar 1997 19:44:38 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 8.0345 Romeo and Juliet / Shakespeare's toughest line
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0345 Romeo and Juliet / Shakespeare's toughest line

Re: Tromeo and Juliet...check the second issue of SHAKESPEARE (the new
magazine) inside the front cover addresses this weird version of R&J.As
a director of Shakespeare...these big speeches just become another piece
to be said by the character...if your actors are into the characters
they see it that way also...they flow from the character.

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Date:           Wednesday, 12 Mar 1997 03:39:38 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 8.0345  Romeo and Juliet / Shakespeare's toughest line
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0345  Romeo and Juliet / Shakespeare's toughest line

A former professor of mine recalled his Shakespearean acting debut, as a
freshman newly arrived at college from Big Spring, TX (pronounce that
"Big Sprang"!), playing Romeo in an outdoor production.  (This probably
would have been in 1953 or so).  I hope he'll forgive my passing it
along.

After the Capulet's party, escaping from Mercutio's conjurations, our
hero leapt over the hedge... but his sword caught in the branches, he
tangled in his pumpkin-pants, and fell flat upon his face.  And then, of
course, had to arise and deliver "He jests at scars that never felt a
wound...."

Having negotiated the audience's titters at that, our Romeo beheld the
arrival of Juliet, and what should emerge from our young Texan's mouth
but: "What light from yondo winder breaks...."

Not a terribly serious response to the original question, but the one
that comes to mind.
 

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