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Re: The Tempest and . . .
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0323  Wednesday, 8 April 1998.

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        Date:   Tuesday, 7 Apr 1998 08:56:40 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0319  Re: The Tempest and . . .

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        Date:   Tuesday, 7 Apr 1998 13:07:17 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0319  Re: The Tempest and . . .

[3]     From:   Andrew Walker White <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 7 Apr 1998 20:08:56 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Chess, anyone?


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From:           Dana Spradley <
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Date:           Tuesday, 7 Apr 1998 08:56:40 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 9.0319  Re: The Tempest and . . .
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0319  Re: The Tempest and . . .

John Velz:

I'm glad to hear they put the chess scene back in. What would the
denouement be without it?! But as to the theater of engagement, I'd
think that would be Italy, or Europe in general. They're playing for
kingdoms, no?

Nancy N. Doherty:

You've got me intrigued - what about the politics of kingship in the
"new world" context?

Master of the ship people:

Seems the Master isn't incompetent or inattentive, just otherwise
occupied when the nobles come up to make sure he's doing his job. Ah,
yes, my Gilligan's Island theme again - they're the Howells, he's the
Captain... Isn't the ship of state an operative metaphor at this time?
Maybe the Master proposes an alternative model: the king as "he who
knows how best to rule" (a la Helicanus in Pericles), whether those of
noble blood recognize this or not.

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Date:           Tuesday, 7 Apr 1998 13:07:17 -0400
Subject: 9.0319  Re: The Tempest and . . .
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0319  Re: The Tempest and . . .

Thanks Nancy for the kind plug.  Just for clarification's sake, we do
have a website, located at

http://granite.cyg.net/~yorick

We are in the midst of some radical expansion there, so please do check
in from time to time.

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From:           Andrew Walker White <
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Date:           Tuesday, 7 Apr 1998 20:08:56 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Chess, anyone?

Perhaps it's the return of Spring, but the use of chess in Tempest has
always seemed amusing to me.  Boy and girl are left alone in her old
man's domicile; the old man draws a curtain, revealing the boy and
girl-what?  Playing chess.

Right.  And I'm the queen of Romania.  If one were using real
adolescents, I hardly think they would have made use of the chessboard
except as a convincing cover for more, shall we say, preferable
activities.

Cheers,
Andy White
Arlington, VA
 

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