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Q: Touchstone
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0223  Tuesday, 9 February 1999.

From:           Judy Lewis <
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Date:           Tuesday, 9 Feb 1999 22:32:38 +1300
Subject:        Re: Touchstone

Reading the introduction to the screenplay of Much Ado About Nothing, I
was somewhat astonished to see Branagh's description of Touchstone as
"one of the great unfunny Shakespearean clowns."

Since I cannot ask Branagh himself, I wondered if there were others -
especially those with experience of As You Like It in performance - who
agree with this.  When I directed AYLI several years ago, our Touchstone
was brilliantly funny, and brought the house down at every performance.

Any thoughts?

Judy Lewis

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