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Re: Dream in Baltimore; Elsinore Appeal
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1069.  Friday, 24 October 1997.

[1]     From:   Kristine Batey <
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        Date:   Thursday, 23 Oct 1997 09:50:17 -0500
        Subj:   Dream in Baltimore

[2]     From:   James P. Lusardi <
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        Date:   Thursday, 23 Oct 1997 14:03:25 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   RE: SHK 8.1067  Dream in Baltimore

[3]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Thursday, 23 Oct 1997 11:02:59 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.1064   The Elsinore Appeal


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From:           Kristine Batey <
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Date:           Thursday, 23 Oct 1997 09:50:17 -0500
Subject:        Dream in Baltimore

>They double Oberion and Theseus, Hippolyta and Titania, and, in a move
>that seems so obvious, but had never occurred to me before, Puck and
>Philostrate.

Wow! Yes!  I recently saw a production that really emphasized
Philostrate's role as the essence of the obedient servant. Doubling the
role really points out that Puck is the   alternate Philostrate, the
looking glass Philostrate, the changeling twin. Puck gets ordered
around, just like Philostrate does, and does what he's told . . . sort
of; in the faerie way, where wishes are always fulfilled to the letter,
but don't get you what you really wanted. That's how DOS works, too.

Kristine Batey
Office of the Associate Dean for Administration
Northwestern University School of Music

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From:           James P. Lusardi <
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Date:           Thursday, 23 Oct 1997 14:03:25 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 8.1067  Dream in Baltimore
Comment:        RE: SHK 8.1067  Dream in Baltimore

Dear Jimmy J:

In Peter Brook's extraordinary 1970 MND for the RSC, Alan Howard doubled
as Theseus and Oberon, Sara Kestelman as Hippolyta and Titania, and John
Kane as Philostrate and Puck.

Yours--Jim Lusardi, Shakespeare Bulletin

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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Thursday, 23 Oct 1997 11:02:59 -0400
Subject: 8.1064   The Elsinore Appeal
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.1064   The Elsinore Appeal

"The Elsinore Appeal" is a transcript of a mock appellate argument held
at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  The TV program
Ms. Hobbet is referring to is probably a broadcast of a mock trial,
involving expert witnesses on insanity, etc., which I think was
broadcast by C-Span.  If this is the one I am thinking of, Justice
Anthony Kennedy was the presiding judge.
 

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