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Re: Ticket; Teaching; Flags; Enfloded URL
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0519  Monday, 1 June 1998.

[1]     From:   Andrew Walker White <
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        Date:   Saturday, 30 May 1998 10:12:14 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0514  Spare tickets to RSC Henry VII for May 30
matinee

[2]     From:   David M Richman <
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        Date:   Saturday, 30 May 1998 16:17:13 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0515  Two Questions

[3]     From:   Sean Kevin Lawrence <
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        Date:   Saturday, 30 May 1998 16:58:05 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0504  Troublesome quotations

[4]     From:   Bernice W. Kliman <
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        Date:   Sunday, 31 May 1998 21:32:35 -0400
        Subj:   Better URL


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From:           Andrew Walker White <
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Date:           Saturday, 30 May 1998 10:12:14 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 9.0514  Spare tickets to RSC Henry VII for May 30
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0514  Spare tickets to RSC Henry VII for May 30
matinee

Many thanks for the offer, unfortunately football takes precedence on
this Saturday-the US national teams (men and women both) have matches at
RFK stadium.  Call it a scholar's day off, soccer sometimes must take
precedence.

Cheers,
Andy White
Arlington, VA

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From:           David M Richman <
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Date:           Saturday, 30 May 1998 16:17:13 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 9.0515  Two Questions
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0515  Two Questions

I admire Robert Cohen's *Acting Shakespeare*.  On teaching Shakespeare
to performers, I would concentrate on particular problems of acting and
staging.  To wit:  alternate interpretations of the final moments of
TGV; the Richard-Lady Anne scene.  Alternate Q and F readings of MWW, R
and J, Hamlet, and King Lear.  I tend to devote each week to a
particular acting problem in a particular play.  There are always more
such problems than weeks.  Two of my favorites:  what makes Timon's
banqueteers stay on stage while he is abusing them?  How to stage
Marcus's speech to the mutilated Lavinia without causing the audience to
dissolve in laughter or to lose their collective lunch.  Good Luck.

David Richman

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From:           Sean Kevin Lawrence <
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Date:           Saturday, 30 May 1998 16:58:05 -0700
Subject: 9.0504  Troublesome quotations
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0504  Troublesome quotations

> 1. Peter Kellner, writing about politics in the 19 April 1998 +Observer+
> opens his column by talking about the Globe theatre in Shakespeare's
> time and says, "So each morning the theatre raised coloured flags to
> describe that afternoon's play.  Blue stood for comedy, red for
> tragedy."  Where does he get this?  I know the theatre's flew their
> flags to indicate a performance but red or blue?

I think he's wrong.  "Hung be the heavens with black" says Bedford, in
the first line of 1 Henry 6.  The footnote in the Riverside reads:
"Alluding to the fact that the 'heavens'-a roof or canopy projecting
over the stage- were draped in black for the presentation of a tragedy.

On a somewhat un-Shakespearean note, does anyone want to speculate on
whether the canopy might have been changed from white to red to black
during performances of Tamburlaine the Great?  If Tamburlaine's change
of costume for each day of a siege were to be matched by changing the
most visible sign of genre, I think the effect might be very powerful
indeed.

Cheers,
Sean.

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From:           Bernice W. Kliman <
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Date:           Sunday, 31 May 1998 21:32:35 -0400
Subject:        Better URL

My apologies to all for publishing what seems to have been a temporary
URL for the Enfolded Hamlet. Please try
http://www.oed-narp.com/enfolded.html

Thanks to all who let me know the address I had listed was not working .
. .

Cheers,
Bernice
 

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