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Re: Films; Malvolio; NY
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0867  Monday, 21 September 1998.

[1]     From:   Hugh H. Davis <
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        Date:   Friday, 18 Sep 1998 12:02:46 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0860  Re: Shakespeare Films

[2]     From:   Parviz Nourpanah <
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        Date:   Saturday, 19 Sep 1998 15:49:15 +0330 (IST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0856  Re: Malvolio's "madness"

[3]     From:   Drew Alan Mason <
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        Date:   Monday, 21 Sep 1998 17:48:38 +1000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0857  Re: Shakespeare in New York


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From:           Hugh H. Davis <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Sep 1998 12:02:46 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 9.0860  Re: Shakespeare Films
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0860  Re: Shakespeare Films

I defer to Mike Jensen now on facts about Welles' unmade films.  I tend
to stick with information on the completed ones, which should have told
me I was in error to enter this field.  I had forgotten about the Brook
telefilm when I wrote, and that is surely the film of which I was
thinking.

Of course, I still am curious if anyone knows what Helpmann was doing
with the Tempest. Was this, as one listmember suggested, a ballet
version?  Or did this ever get made?  I remain interested in would-be
films, particularly (as its my research emphasis right now) those of the
Tempest-this one by Helpmann, Michael Powell's long-planned version, and
George Dunning's animated project.

Hugh Davis

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From:           Parviz Nourpanah <
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Date:           Saturday, 19 Sep 1998 15:49:15 +0330 (IST)
Subject: 9.0856  Re: Malvolio's "madness"
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0856  Re: Malvolio's "madness"

> (His justifiable ill will towards his tormentors is unresolved, not
> corrected at the end of the play. Curious.).

Perhaps I'm just quibbling, but "*justifiable* ill will"? Isn't this a
contradition in terms? Surely ill-will  of Malvolio's sort, (injured
pride) can't be justifiable?

Nourpanah

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From:           Drew Alan Mason <
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Date:           Monday, 21 Sep 1998 17:48:38 +1000
Subject: 9.0857  Re: Shakespeare in New York
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0857  Re: Shakespeare in New York

As a teacher of Shakespeare to high school students who seem EXTREMELY
uninterested in him altogether, I say go with Much Ado About Nothing.
Many of the students may have seen or heard of the film by Branagh (a
crowning achievement of his, may I add- except for the performance by
Keanu Reeves), the play also deals with intrigue, sexuality, and
doublecrossing.  All things kids today can relate to.  I don't know that
Pericles will be as relatable to the students. And after all, isn't the
idea to get kids interested in Shakespeare?  Give the  fun plays first,
then educate them with such minor plays as Pericles and Cymbeline (my
favorite)

Drew Mason
St. John's School
Guam
 

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