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Qs: NYC R2; Renaissance Info; Recording (Mac/TN)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0101  Tuesday, 3 February 1998.

[1]     From:   Chris Stroffolino <
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        Date:   Sunday, 1 Feb 1998 18:59:46 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re RICHARD II in NYC

[2]     From:   Mike Sirofchuck <
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        Date:   Sunday, 1 Feb 1998 13:38:12 -0900
        Subj:   Requesting Renaissance Information

[3]     From:   Perry Herzfeld <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 3 Feb 1998 18:32:56 +0000
        Subj:   Recordings of Macbeth and Twelfth Night


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From:           Chris Stroffolino <
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Date:           Sunday, 1 Feb 1998 18:59:46 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Re RICHARD II in NYC

Has anybody seen the recent R2 at the Theatre for the New Audience in
NYC? What did you think of it? I liked it because I like to see
Shakespeare and because this play is not done that often (underrated, if
one may say that about ANY Shakespeare play) and the actors were good
BUT I don't know about the direction (i also question the casting of
Bullingbroke) but my main directorial criticisms would be the way the
COMEDY of the play was handled, was downplayed. The actor who played
Richard (name escapes me, though *I think* he was Enobarbus to Vanessa
Redgrave's Cleopatra) was good but I wonder about the way he was
portrayed after the return from Ireland (i.e. when the play starts
getting very interesting, weird, pathetic and humorous at the same
time). In the crucial deposition scene, when R2 says "here, cousin,
seize the ticket", they had Richard too earnest, kneeling down alongside
of Bullingbroke (who also kneeled) and then hugged him in sobs. This
seemed not to work at all, but I'm curious what others thought of it,
for instance. Chris Stroffolino

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From:           Mike Sirofchuck <
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Date:           Sunday, 1 Feb 1998 13:38:12 -0900
Subject:        Requesting Renaissance Information

My colleagues and I at Kodiak High School are planning a Renaissance and
Shakespeare week-long celebration culminating with a student production
of MND in April.  I would appreciate any suggestions/ideas/previous
experience you could share with me concerning such an undertaking.

Please contact me off list at  
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  Also - our
science teachers are interested in delving into Renaissance science
during that time.  If you have any science sources/suggestions, please
contact Stacy Studebaker at 
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Thanks,
Mike Sirofchuck
KHS Language Arts Chair

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From:           Perry Herzfeld <
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Date:           Tuesday, 3 Feb 1998 18:32:56 +0000
Subject:        Recordings of Macbeth and Twelfth Night

I am currently studying both Macbeth and Twelfth Night at School, and I
am looking for good recordings of both of these plays.  I have found in
the past that listening to a recording can be very helpful when studying
Shakespeare.  I thoroughly enjoyed the Renaissance Theatre Company's
recordings of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, however it seems that they
have not produced either Macbeth or Twelfth Night.  Any suggested
recordings would be much appreciated.

Many thanks,
Perry Herzfeld
 

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