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Qs: Macbeth on Video; Sixth Sense
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0647  Monday, 13 July 1998.

[1]     From:   Thelma English <
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        Date:   Friday, 10 Jul 1998 22:02:48 -0700
        Subj:   Macbeth on Video

[2]     From:   Mark Perew <
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        Date:   Saturday, 11 Jul 1998 18:29:05 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Elizabethan View of Sixth Sense


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From:           Thelma English <
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Date:           Friday, 10 Jul 1998 22:02:48 -0700
Subject:        Macbeth on Video

In browsing through The Writing Company video versions of Macbeth
offered in their Shakespeare catalog I find too many choices.  As a
novice, I would appreciate list members' comments on the 1948 Orson
Welles, the 1988 Thames Television (Michael Jayston & Barbara Leigh
Hunt), the 1979 Trevor Nunn (with some RSC members), and the Shakespeare
Video Society version with Jeremy Brett & Piper Laurie.  I have seen the
BBC version but would prefer something that would appeal more to teens.
Rentals seem to be out of the question here in Oregon.  Local colleges
will not allow them off campus so I must purchase my own.  Any comments
on or off the list are welcome.

Thelma English

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From:           Mark Perew <
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Date:           Saturday, 11 Jul 1998 18:29:05 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        Elizabethan View of Sixth Sense

I've been searching, in vain, for some book or essay that has some
mention of the Elizabethan World View as it pertains to what some folks
call the Sixth Sense, intuition, prescience, foreknowledge, etc.  Would
this have always been viewed as witchcraft and/or demonic?  Was this
accepted in any way as a possible valid sense in the same way that
vision, olfaction, gustation, etc. are understood?

Any pointers or references would be greatly appreciated.
 

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