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Re: Film; Woman's Part; Navarre = Roanoke
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1035.  Tuesday, 14 October 1997.

[1]     From:   Hugh Howard Davis <
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        Date:   Monday, 13 Oct 1997 09:53:36 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Shakespeare on film

[2]     From:   Melissa Aaron <
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        Date:   Monday, 13 Oct 1997 15:20:10 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.1032  Query: "the woman's part"

[3]     From:   Peter Nockolds <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 14 Oct 1997 09:00:23 +0100 (BST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.1031  Navarre = Roanoke?


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From:           Hugh Howard Davis <
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Date:           Monday, 13 Oct 1997 09:53:36 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Shakespeare on film

For those interested in Shakespearian clips (however brief) captured on
film, Turner Classic Movies is showing _Show of Shows_ next Saturday
(Oct.  18).  Made in 1929, this film is a variety show featuring studio
players (Warner Bros., perhaps) who were showing off the new features of
sound.  John Barrymore is featured, presenting a speech from _Henry VI_.

(A similar film was made by Paramount the same year, with Lionel
Barrymore directing Norma Shearer and John Gilbert in the balcony scene
of _R&J_.)

--Hugh Davis

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From:           Melissa Aaron <
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Date:           Monday, 13 Oct 1997 15:20:10 -0600
Subject: 8.1032  Query: "the woman's part"
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.1032  Query: "the woman's part"

>Can anyone help me authenticate what I hope is a quotation and not a
>faulty memory on my part?  I seem to remember reading somewhere about
>Queen Elizabeth expressing her distaste for "the woman's part" in
>romantic comedy because the heroines always end up marrying.  I've
>checked the Lenz/Greene/Neely book of the same title; they mention two
>Shakespearean sources for the phrase but nothing about Elizabeth.  Can
>anyone point me towards a source for my recollection, or did I make it
>up?  You can contact me off-list at 
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"The woman's part" is also a quotation from Cymbeline, but it's in a
misogynistic context-"Being it lying, the woman's," etc.  Problem is,
it's spoken by a male character (Posthumus) and Cymbeline's a Jacobean
play.  I don't know of Elizabeth saying anything about it.

Apologies if I have just proffered already-known information.

Melissa Aaron

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From:           Peter Nockolds <
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Date:           Tuesday, 14 Oct 1997 09:00:23 +0100 (BST)
Subject: 8.1031  Navarre = Roanoke?
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.1031  Navarre = Roanoke?

Apologies to anyone who tried to reach my site yesterday: the page links
were not working properly.  The problem is now resolved.

Once again the URL is www.sonnet.co.uk/egma/

Peter Nockolds
 

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