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Qs: R3 and MND
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0332  Thursday, 9 April 1998.

[1]     From:   Lysbeth Benkert-Rasmussen <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 08 Apr 98 15:27:00 CDT
        Subj:   Translating Richard III

[2]     From:   Jay Johnson <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 8 Apr 1998 14:28:05 -0600
        Subj:   Dissension in FairyLand (MND)


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From:           Lysbeth Benkert-Rasmussen <
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Date:           Wednesday, 08 Apr 98 15:27:00 CDT
Subject:        Translating Richard III

Help!

We are currently in the midst of rehearsals for a production of Richard
III and the director has decided that he would like the show interpreted
for the deaf during performance.  Unfortunately, our translator has
little experience with Shakespeare and feels a little out of her depth
in dealing with the language.  Does anyone know where I could
find/buy/beg/borrow/steal a copy of an American Sign Language
translation of Richard III?

This would save us an immense amount of time-it took us 15 minutes just
to translate the lines "For false forswearing and for murder to: /  Thou
didst receive the holy sacrament, /  to fight in quarrel of the House of
Lancaster."

You can send replies directly to my address so as not to clog up the
list.

Thank you in advance,
Lysbeth Em Benkert
Northern State University

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From:           Jay Johnson <
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Date:           Wednesday, 8 Apr 1998 14:28:05 -0600
Subject:        Dissension in FairyLand (MND)

Hello All,

The long speech by Titania in Act 2 Scene 1  is a powerful statement of
the interconnectedness of things-of causes and effects-even though we
don't see any evidence in the play of mixed up seasons, untimely floods,
etc.  In our class discussion of  the confrontation between Titania and
Oberon and the consequences that she describes as flowing from their
dissension,  the idea was put forward that perhaps Hermia's
rebelliousness as well as Demetrius's inconstancy (changing his
affections from Helena to Hermia) might be further examples of how the
world has been messed up because of the quarrel in fairyland.  Any
comments or reactions to this idea?

Cheers,
Jay Johnson
Medicine Hat College
 

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