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Re: Elopement
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0938  Monday, 5 October 1998.

[1]     From:   Stuart Manger <
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        Date:   Saturday, 3 Oct 1998 19:57:36 +0100
        Subj:   SHK 9.0927 Re: Elopement

[2]     From:   John Drakakis <
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        Date:   Monday, 5 Oct 1998 10:51:39 +0100
        Subj:   RE: SHK 9.0917  Elopement and Escape


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From:           Stuart Manger <
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Date:           Saturday, 3 Oct 1998 19:57:36 +0100
Subject: Re: Elopement
Comment:        SHK 9.0927 Re: Elopement

Hermia and Lysander are 'successful' according to Scott Crozier - well,
up to a point. Egeus is all for executing them on ther spot. The crucial
figure is the love-besotted Theseus - a kind of dux ex machina?
Actually, I am directing MND at present, and every time we do a scene, I
keep coming back to the fact that this play is damn near a fantastic
tragedy for ALL - except Theseus. Think how close they all come to
disaster?

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From:           John Drakakis <
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Date:           Monday, 5 Oct 1998 10:51:39 +0100
Subject: 9.0917  Elopement and Escape
Comment:        RE: SHK 9.0917  Elopement and Escape

Dear Elizabetta Pavan,

You are on the right track.  Keep going! There are some suggestions in
Allan Bloom's otherwise very quirky book Shakespeare's Politics (1964),
but it should be treated cautiously.  See also Leslie Feidker, The
Stranger in Shakespeare.

Good luck,
John Drakakis
 

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