Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 1997 :: April ::
Re: Shall I; Hamilton; Polonius
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0403.  Wednesday, 1 April 1997.
 =

[1]     From:   Harry Hill <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Tuesday, 01 Apr 1997 14:03:08 +0000 (HELP)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0396 Qs: Shall I

[2]     From:   Gabariel Wasserman <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Tuesday, 01 Apr 1997 12:07:42 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0396  Q: Hamilton

[3]     From:   Gabriel Wasserman <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Tuesday, 01 Apr 1997 12:08:21 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0401  Re: Polonius's Advice


[1]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Harry Hill <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Tuesday, 01 Apr 1997 14:03:08 +0000 (HELP)
Subject: 8.0396 Qs: Shall I
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0396 Qs: Shall I

SHALL I DIE? If I read, yes.

"Shall I Die" might work set to a pretty melody. Otherwise, no. No
melody of the human voice could derive any pleasure from it.

Harry Hill

[2]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Gabariel Wasserman <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Tuesday, 01 Apr 1997 12:07:42 -0500
Subject: 8.0396  Q: Hamilton
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0396  Q: Hamilton

For some reason, I forgot one category:
TRAGICOMEDIES
Troilus and Cressida
The Merchant of Venice

PS: I showed my *Lover's Complaint* composition to two music teachers,
both of whom are composers.  The first one said, "You're putting the
accent on the wrong beat! You're going tah-RAH | tah-RAH | tah-RAH |
tah-RAH.  Music doesn't work that way.  In music, it should go thus:
tah| RAH-tah| RAH-tah | RAH-tah | RAH-tah."  I explained that it was in
iambs, so it should go my way.  "Oh no!!", he told me.  I reluctantly
accepted.  When I showed it to the next music teacher, I explained what
the first one had said.  "NO, DON'T!!", was his response.  "It's
SHAKEspeare.  You should do it the FIRST way.  It's more INteresting
that way.  I mean the music from SHAKEspeare's time goes that way.  You
know, like the paVANNE..." Oh, well.

[3]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Gabriel Wasserman <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Tuesday, 01 Apr 1997 12:08:21 -0500
Subject: 8.0401  Re: Polonius's Advice
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0401  Re: Polonius's Advice

I once heard someone (my mother, in fact) compare Polonius' precepts to
the maxims in the Jewish tractate *Pirq=E9 Avot*.  I don't remember the
exact comparisons, but I will find out, and post them.
 

Other Messages In This Thread

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.