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Re: Lion King 2; Reference; Teaching Sonnets
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1078  Monday, 2 November 1998.

[1]     From:   Jason N. Mical <
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        Date:   Saturday, 31 Oct 1998 10:53:00 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.1074 Various Responses

[2]     From:   Melissa D. Aaron <
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        Date:   Sunday, 1 Nov 1998 02:42:23 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.1075 Q: Theatre Reference

[3]     From:   Virginia Byrne <
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        Date:   Sunday, 1 Nov 1998 11:42:44 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.1043 Teaching the Sonnets


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From:           Jason N. Mical <
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Date:           Saturday, 31 Oct 1998 10:53:00 -0600
Subject: 9.1074 Various Responses
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.1074 Various Responses

>There's an article on The Lion King II in the current issue of TV Guide
>by Stephen Rea that also notes the R and J connection, as well as the
>Hamlet Lion King connection.

I mentioned the connection between the first Lion King and _Hamlet_ to a
colleague and we both agreed that the story more closely resembles
_Richard III_, told from Richmond's perspective (Richmond being Simba).
_H_ is a possibility, but _R III_ is more likely.  I've tried not to see
the Disney Video Sequels, as they are generally of lesser quality and
are just looking to make more money off hapless parents of younger
children, a practice that I do not feel good supporting.  So someone
else is going to have to tell me about "Lion King II."

About to Watch "Beauty and the Beast" for the 167th time,
Jason Mical
Drury College

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From:           Melissa D. Aaron <
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Date:           Sunday, 1 Nov 1998 02:42:23 -0500
Subject: 9.1075 Q: Theatre Reference
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.1075 Q: Theatre Reference

>In chapter 4 of her book, _Shakespeare Without Tears_, Margaret Webster
>writes:
>
> . . . besides being an actor, a stage manager, and a business
>partner in his own theater he was also to a great extent the director
>of his own plays.  A contemporary traveler from Germany relates that in
>the English theater "even the actors have to allow themselves to be
> instructed by the dramatist."
>
>Since the book is written for the popular audience, she gives no
>references.  Does anyone know the source of her quote?
>
>Tom Reedy

This is a guess, but since it isn't Thomas Platter-at least, I don't
recognize it if it is-it's just possible that it's Paul Hentzner.

Melissa D. Aaron
University of Michigan

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Date:           Sunday, 1 Nov 1998 11:42:44 EST
Subject: 9.1043 Teaching the Sonnets
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.1043 Teaching the Sonnets

Print the sonnet out in large font...cut it into 14 strips of paper.(
with their number 1-14 on the back discreetly).put students into a
circle formation...throw the lines up into the air...each student(s)
take one line and physically perform it using voice and body to
articulate the isolated line as best he/she can with GREEEEEAT
energy...then place them in numerical order in a square formation(1-4
/5-8 /9-12/  13,14  thus ordering them in quatrains and the
couplet...repeat performances a couple of times encouraging energy and
physicality...by the time you are through they KNOW the sonnet  and its
structure, trust me they have embodied it!
 

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