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Re: Wishbone
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0865  Monday, 21 September 1998.

[1]     From:   Hugh H. Davis <
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        Date:   Friday, 18 Sep 1998 13:15:45 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0862  Re: Wishbone

[2]     From:   Olivia Fulmer <
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        Date:   Friday, 18 Sep 1998 15:28:50 -0400
        Subj:   Wishbone and Coville


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From:           Hugh H. Davis <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Sep 1998 13:15:45 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 9.0862  Re: Wishbone
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0862  Re: Wishbone

Nancy Charlton spoke about the "Wishbone" Tempest episode.

This is an intriguing adaptation, as the young man (David) who plays
Prospero becomes too involved in controlling his production, so he ends
up being removed by the others from the play, and the Caliban player
takes over the role.  Cultural other becomes center.

I have only seen a few "Wishbone" episodes, but all that I've seen have
been impressive.

The show is highly recommended.

Hugh Davis

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From:           Olivia Fulmer <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Sep 1998 15:28:50 -0400
Subject:        Wishbone and Coville

I'm a mom when I'm not teaching high school English and directing our
school's writing program, and my children LOVE Wishbone.  My older son
loves _The Tempest_ episode especially since he had loved Bruce
Coville's adaptation of the play in a beautifully illustrated children's
book (I cannot think of the illustrator at the moment;  the book is at
school!).  The producers of Wishbone also do a credible _Romeo and
Juliet_ although _The Tempest_ is my favorite.

By the way, the Coville book is wonderful.  It tells the story in
chronological order, which makes it much easier for children to grasp.
Also Coville does a credible job of retaining the flavor of
Shakespeare's language in certain passages, such as Prospero's farewell
to his books at the end of the play.  (Yes, he also preserves Miranda's
"brave new world" speech!).
 

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