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Re: Shakespeare at BAM; *Twelfth Night*
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0034  Thursday, 8 January 1998.

[1]     From:   David P. McKay <
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        Date:   Thursday, 8 Jan 1998 13:25:54 EST
        Subj:   Shakespeare at BAM

[2]     From:   Parviz Nourpanah  <
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        Date:   Thursday, 8 Jan 1998 12:25:58 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0012  Re: *Twelfth Night*


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From:           David P. McKay <
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Date:           Thursday, 8 Jan 1998 13:25:54 EST
Subject:        Shakespeare at BAM

I just received the Spring schedule from BAM, and while I'm sure that
everyone who has been following this list lately is aware of the fact
that the RSC is doing a residency there in May and June, there are a
number of other productions being offered which will probably be of
interest to SHAKSPERians.  In fact, BAM's Spring season (the most
extensive in my memory) actually looks like a Shakespeare season.  In
March & April, Check by Jowl is bringing a production of <Much Ado>,
followed in April by Sam Mendes' production for the RNT of <Othello>.
In addition to these, and also in April, La Societa dell'Opera Buffa is
doing a production of Salieri's <Falstaff>.  There are quite a number of
other interesting, non-Shakespeare related productions being offered as
well.  Here's looking forward to some good theater.

Best,
David P. McKay

PS. The flyer I received says that Subscriber priority seating ends Jan.
31.

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Date:           Thursday, 8 Jan 1998 12:25:58 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 9.0012  Re: *Twelfth Night*
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0012  Re: *Twelfth Night*

Hello,

If I might further the Twelfth Night debate, we are running into a
problem evaluating Viola's character in class. Some of think she has a
disruptive, dual personality, who disturbs the normal order of the day
by running around in disguise. She says as much herself : "Disguise, I
see thou art a wickedness". *She* sees herself as "Patience on a
monument" etc., and apparently believes in it strong enough into making
other characters believe so as well, esp. Orsino. That doesn't mean the
readers (or audience) have to see her in this light as well. She lives
in an unhinged, fantasy world.  On the other hand, some of us think she
really *is* Patience on a monument, she is wonderfully deep and not
superficial like Olivia or Orsino. I personally think that Olivia has a
much more balanced and realistic character than Viola, -even when she
rushed Sebastian into marriage, she believed she was marrying the man
she loved, not a complete stranger who looked like him, whereas
Sebastian acts rather strangely in completely accepting the strange
situation, without asking any questions.

I would be very glad to hear your views

Cheers,
S. Nourpanah
 

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