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R3 Moot Court; DC Oth; Isabella; Rooky; Gallathea
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1211.  Tuesday, 2 December 1997.

[1]     From:   Karen Elizabeth Berrigan <
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        Date:   Monday, 1 Dec 1997 09:17:03 -0400 (AST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.1210  Moot Court on Richard III

[2]     From:   G. L. Horton <
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        Date:   Monday, 01 Dec 1997 11:42:43
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.1208  DC Oth

[3]     From:   John Velz <
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        Date:   Monday, 1 Dec 1997 12:32:45 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   circummured & haste

[4]     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 2 Dec 1997 05:16:00 -0500
        Subj:   Rooky wood etc

[5]     From:   Adrian Kiernander <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 02 Dec 1997 22:41:29 +1100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.1204  Re: Gallathea


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From:           Karen Elizabeth Berrigan <
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Date:           Monday, 1 Dec 1997 09:17:03 -0400 (AST)
Subject: 8.1210  Moot Court on Richard III
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.1210  Moot Court on Richard III

I am sorry to miss the moot court but I would be interested in hearing
the verdict.  I have always felt that Shakespeare had a lot of
admiration for Richard III.  His courage in battle could be compared to
Henry V and his charisma is unquestionable as we have seen by all the
mail on the wooing of Anne.  I think Shakespearean England would have
had a lot of sympathy for a charming rogue whose physical courage was so
evident.  I must admit to a sympathy with the historical Richard III.
The Princes had been brought up in the south by their Woodville
relations and could not have been expected to have a lot of sympathy for
their uncle from the north whom they barely knew, especially since the
Woodvilles were themselves hostile to Richard and were probably planning
on ruling through Edward V. Richard could then be justified in the steps
he took, since his influence and perhaps his life was being threatened.
Karen

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From:           G. L. Horton <
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Date:           Monday, 01 Dec 1997 11:42:43
Subject: 8.1208  DC Oth;
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.1208  DC Oth;

>"The stage
>couldn't be more obviously set for some daring, stinging race-reversal, but
>the potential dynamite fizzles," notes Post theater critic Lloyd Rose,
>though he praises Stewart's performance.

Lloyd Rose is a she.

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From:           John Velz <
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Date:           Monday, 1 Dec 1997 12:32:45 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        circummured & haste

Syd Kasten's marshaling of "hurry up" passages in this part of MM is
entirely convincing.  I yield the point about Isabella's hurried entry.
But if I were directing I would tell the actress not to (as it were)
slide into second base, as we do not want the physical activity to
detract from the conspiracy that is about to take place.

As for *circummured*,  Sh had a lot more Latin than is needed for this
neologism.  There are some hundreds of such words in the canon, most of
them surviving today, that he seems to have been first to use.  This one
did not survive, or at least I have never seen it outside this play. It
is orotund, and maybe that is why it never got used in later years.
Syd does not approve of the sound of "walled 'round".  This is because
the phrase as printed does not scan.  Try "wall

 

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