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Re: Scene for 1 m, 1 f
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0917.  Friday, 12 September 1997.

[1]     From:   Lawrence Manley <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Sep 1997 09:54:40 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0914  Scene for 1 m, 1f

[2]     From:   Abigail Quart <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Sep 1997 10:17:23 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0915  Re: Casting Suggestion

[3]     From:   Roger Gross <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Sep 1997 12:47:13 -0500 (CDT)
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[4]     From:   Thomas Berger <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Sep 1997 14:27:43 EDT
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[5]     From:   Michael Friedman <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Sep 1997 14:35:52 -0400 (EDT)
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[6]     From:   Matthew Bibb <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Sep 97 10:41:29 PST
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[7]     From:   Douglas Abel <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Sep 1997 16:11:25 -0600
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From:           Lawrence Manley <
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Sep 1997 09:54:40 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 8.0914  Scene for 1 m, 1f
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0914  Scene for 1 m, 1f

In response to Shaula Evans' query about scenes 1m, 1f 40-somethings,
what about
MADO 4.1.255-336 (maybe a bit on the short side)
MM 2.4
Henry V, 5.2.100ff

I would guess these are all pretty difficult-they involve a lot of
subtext.  Now my question for the list, Which of these would be most
challenging, which least?

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Date:           Thursday, 11 Sep 1997 10:17:23 -0400
Subject: 8.0915  Re: Casting Suggestion
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0915  Re: Casting Suggestion

Much Ado, IV i, Beatrice and Benedick.

Richard III, I ii, Richard and Anne courtship.

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From:           Roger Gross <
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Sep 1997 12:47:13 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 8.0914  Scene for 1 m, 1f
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0914  Scene for 1 m, 1f

Shaula Evans needs a good duet.

Take a good look at the amazing Beatrice/Benedick scene toward the end
of MUCH ADO, 4.1.  I think its one of the very best duets in
Shakespeare.  It is funny and profoundly sad, filled with tension and
decision.  Layer upon layer of subtext.

But you'll need good actors.

Roger Gross
U. of Arkansas

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Date:           Thursday, 11 Sep 1997 14:27:43 EDT
Subject: 8.0914 Scene for 1 m, 1f
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0914 Scene for 1 m, 1f

Why don't you put those 40 year olds to good use and have them do the
first meeting of Romeo and Juliet, those sonnets that they toss back and
forth.  See if it "works" (ah, show biz!) for 40 year olds.  I hope it
might.

Best, tom berger

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Date:           Thursday, 11 Sep 1997 14:35:52 -0400 (EDT)
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Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0914  Scene for 1 m, 1f

Shaula,

A likely candidate might be the "Kill Claudio" scene between Beatrice
and Benedick at the end of 4.1 in *Much Ado About Nothing*, which is
often performed as a set piece.

Michael Friedman
University of Scranton

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Date:           Thursday, 11 Sep 97 10:41:29 PST
Subject: 8.0914  Scene for 1 m, 1f
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0914  Scene for 1 m, 1f

Two possible scenes come to mind, as I've been involved in productions
of both of the following, and can attest to their power apart from the
play as a whole:

Isabella and Angelo, _Measure for Measure_, Act 2, Scene 2 and Act 2,
Scene 4. If you think your actress can pull off the portrayal of a
novitiate (She is usually played as much younger than "early 40s") these
scenes can be extraordinarily powerful.

Richard and Elizabeth, _Richard III_, Act IV, Scene 4. From "Stay,
Madam; I must speak a word with you," to "Relenting fool, and shallow,
changing woman!"

These scenes share a sense of psychological warfare, gender and sexual
conflict, power corrupting the weak (although neither of these women is
as weak as their tormentors imagine)...in other words, all sorts of
juicy stuff for actors to enjoy. They also have the added benefit of
being a little less well-known than the usual "Macbeth and Lady Macbeth"
scenes that are performed so often.

     Matt Bibb
     UCLA Shakespeare Reading and Performance Group

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Date:           Thursday, 11 Sep 1997 16:11:25 -0600
Subject: 8.0914  Scene for 1 m, 1f
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0914  Scene for 1 m, 1f

The long scene between Richard and Elizabeth and Richard III, Act IV,
Scene 1v, ll. 197-431.  Dynamite if done well.

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Date:           Thursday, 11 Sep 1997 17:51:52 -0500
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Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0914  Scene for 1 m, 1f

Henry V, V.ii
Richard III, I.ii
 

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