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Qs: McKellan R3; Caesar's Will
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0800  Sunday, 6 September 1998.

[1]     From:   Michael Ullyot <
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        Date:   Thursday, 3 Sep 1998 14:27:31 -0500
        Subj:   Re: PostScript

[2]     From:   Laura Graser <
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        Date:   Saturday, 05 Sep 1998 10:17:39 -0700
        Subj:   Julius Caesar's Will


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From:           Michael Ullyot <
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Date:           Thursday, 3 Sep 1998 14:27:31 -0500
Subject:        Re: PostScript

I see that _Post Script_ 17.1 (Fall 1997) contains an article on Ian
McKellan's adaptation of _R3_ from stage to screen. I wonder if any
SHAKSPEReans can recommend studies of (read: articles on) McKellan's
film independent of its stage incarnation. Specifically: its
recontextualisation of medieval history in a contemporary setting, and
McKellan's overt comparison of Richard of Gloucester with his
20th-century incarnation, Adolf Hitler.

Michael Ullyot

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From:           Laura Graser <
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Date:           Saturday, 05 Sep 1998 10:17:39 -0700
Subject:        Julius Caesar's Will

In his will, Julius Caesar left "every several man, seventy-five
drachmas."  Does anybody on the list know how much that is, a day's
labor, a week's?

I found a reference to a drachma in Aristotle's Economics (in peacetime,
3 drachmae for 6 pints of cooking oil), would Shakespeare have read
that?   Thanks.
 

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