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Re: Bedford Texts; Object of My Affection
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0461  Tuesday, 12 May 1998.

[1]     From:   Frank Whigham <
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        Date:   Monday, 11 May 1998 14:28:24 -0500
        Subj:   Re: Bedford Texts

[2]     From:   Richard A Burt <
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        Date:   Monday, 11 May 1998 16:38:04 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Object of My Affection


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From:           Frank Whigham <
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Date:           Monday, 11 May 1998 14:28:24 -0500
Subject:        Re: Bedford Texts

I have taught the Dolan/Bedford Shrew several times now, and would think
that three weeks would work just fine. However, my courses are
upper-division, though sometimes explicitly for non-majors. Perhaps it
depends on teaching it with other Shakespeare plays, so that some of the
vocabulary, verse, etc., gets covered while doing other texts. The
Homily on Matrimony is especially useful, in relation to other plays
too, so that the edition serves several purposes.

Frank Whigham

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From:           Richard A Burt <
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Date:           Monday, 11 May 1998 16:38:04 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Object of My Affection

The film has a number of references to Shakespeare, mostly to Romeo and
Juliet  It goes further than In and Out in making a gay character the
hero and in asking Romeo and Juliet the pattern for  what I would call a
"homonormative" relationship between two gay men.  Nicholas Hytner (of
Madness of King George) directs, and Nigel Hawthorne plays an elderly
gay theater critic who loves musicals and Shakespeare (but not modern
dress Shakespeare).  I thought it was a very interesting film.
 

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