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Re: Hamlet's Madness; MM "Glassy"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0725.  Saturday, 28 June 1997.

[1]     From:   E. H. Pearlman <
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        Date:   Friday, 27 Jun 1997 07:07:31 -0700 (MST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0718  Re: Various Questions Related to *Ham.*

[2]     From:   Alan Pierpoint <
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        Date:   Saturday, 28 Jun 1997 00:05:20 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0684 Re: MM "Glass"


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From:           E. H. Pearlman <
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Date:           Friday, 27 Jun 1997 07:07:31 -0700 (MST)
Subject: 8.0718  Re: Various Questions Related to *Ham.*
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0718  Re: Various Questions Related to *Ham.*

On the subject of Hamlet's madness, the definitive statement was offered
by Willima Schwenk Gilbert, who said, if I remember correctly, that
Hamlet was "idiotically sane with lucid intervals of lunacy."  E.
Pearlman

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From:           Alan Pierpoint <
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Date:           Saturday, 28 Jun 1997 00:05:20 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 8.0684 Re: MM "Glass"
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0684 Re: MM "Glass"

The Folger Library Edition I teach from sees glassy essence as the
"fragile soul; the soul's proneness to error."  (33)  Could it be that
simple?  For those in the LA area, I recommend the MM at the Gaston
(Helms Building in Culver City), an all-female production that ends with
two performances Sunday (3 and 8).  It lives up to its billing as
"sexually charged," with many liberties taken, but with the themes of
moral hypocrisy, and Christian suffering and redemption, very much
intact.

Alan Pierpoint
 

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