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Re: Trivia; Witches; High School; Honan; TN; Sh. Love
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0366  Thursday 4 March 1999.

[1]     From:   John Savage <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 3 Mar 1999 09:11:05 -0500
        Subj:   SHK 10.044 Re: Trivia

[2]     From:   Cornelius Novelli <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 03 Mar 1999 12:10:30 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.043 Re: Witches

[3]     From:   Diane Grecco <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 3 Mar 1999 14:34:54 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.042 Re: High School Shakespeare and Getting Back

[4]     From:   Tad Davis <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 03 Mar 1999 14:00:11 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0348 Honan

[5]     From:   Mary Tyler Knowles <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 3 Mar 1999 22:07:12 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0357 Question on Twelfth Night

[6]     From:   Douglas McQueen-Thomson <
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        Date:   Thursday, 04 Mar 1999 10:50:08 +1100
        Subj:   Shakespeare in Love


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From:           John Savage <
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Date:           Wednesday, 3 Mar 1999 09:11:05 -0500
Subject: Re: Trivia
Comment:        SHK 10.044 Re: Trivia

>John, I believe you. The first Juliet is from Romeo and Juliet, and the
>second from Measure for Measure.

My congratulations to Ed Taft and Richard Nathan for the correct
answers.

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From:           Cornelius Novelli <
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Date:           Wednesday, 03 Mar 1999 12:10:30 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 10.043 Re: Witches
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.043 Re: Witches

When we did MACBETH at Le Moyne College a few years back, director Bill
Morris made the witches teenage girls, servants in the castle.  They had
just been fooling around with witchcraft and found, to their delight,
that it really worked.  So they were a bit giggly, partly with fact of
manipulating the master.  They appeared, e.g., bringing in food to both
banquets, laughing privately.  They were low tech witches.  But Bill
kept the Hecate scene in (high tech there, with lasers), and it was
especially effective: boss chewing out presumptuous apprentices.

--Neil Novelli

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From:           Diane Grecco <
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Date:           Wednesday, 3 Mar 1999 14:34:54 -0400
Subject: 10.042 Re: High School Shakespeare and Getting Back
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.042 Re: High School Shakespeare and Getting Back

>Mike Jensen wrote:
>
>P.S. I saw a preview for a movie with a title something like 10 REASONS
>WHY I HATE  YOU.  It is clearly SHREW given the CLUELESS treatment and set
>in a high school or college.

I know a little bit about this movie, since one of the stars of the
movie, Heath Ledger, was in a t.v. series I really got into, but was
later cancelled (ROAR).  The movie's title is TEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT
YOU.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt is also in it (from 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN).
It is directed by Gil Junger, and will be released on March 31 of this
year.  It is set in a high school, and the plot is this: a cocky senior
named Patrick (Heath Ledger) is "hired" to date a pretty student named
Kat (Julia Stiles), only to fall in love with the shrew.  Others in the
cast include Larry Miller, Larisa Oleynik, Allison Janney, and Andrew
Keegen (formerly of PARTY OF FIVE-the football player Claudia had a
crush on).

Diane Grecco
Editorial Assistant at SNL, and avid TV watcher
The Shakespeare Newsletter

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Date:           Wednesday, 03 Mar 1999 14:00:11 -0500
Subject: 10.0348 Honan
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0348 Honan

Thanks to John Cox for providing the info about the Park Honan
interview. I've been reading Honan's "Life" and enjoying it immensely.
With a careful choice of analogies and illustrative quotations, Honan
has managed to create a sense of daily experience with credible
boundaries and texture, and to create also a sense of coherent movement
from point to point. I found his narrative of the early years in London
especially persuasive and inviting. (In a case of a life imitating art,
I found the images of Joseph Fiennes and Geoffrey Rush floating before
my eyes as I read that chapter.)

Tad Davis

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From:           Mary Tyler Knowles <
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Date:           Wednesday, 3 Mar 1999 22:07:12 -0400
Subject: 10.0357 Question on Twelfth Night
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0357 Question on Twelfth Night

>A student asked in class this morning why Sebastian waits three months
>before taking leave of Antonio, but Viola sets out for Orsino's court
>immediately after the shipwreck.

No wonder poor Antonio fell so in love with Sebastian; he had the
opportunity to do so. My students are enormously sympathetic to
Antonio's plight (in fact, they see him as the only person other than
Viola in the play who feels genuine attachment to another). Their
appreciation of Antonio leads me to wonder whether his homoerotic love
for Sebastian was emphasized in certain eras of TN productions and not
in others? I wonder how he was played if there was no passion on his
part for Sebastian? Would many of his lines have been cut? Does anyone
have any information of this topic (or could someone point me in the
right direction-article? archives?)

Many thanks,
Mary Tyler Knowles (
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Date:           Thursday, 04 Mar 1999 10:50:08 +1100
Subject:        Shakespeare in Love

After seeing Shakespeare in Love I had a vague feeling that there was a
historical problem with presenting Bill as playing a romantic lead role
such as Romeo. Shakespeare is known to have played the Ghost in Hamlet
(according to Nicholas Rowe, citing Thomas Betterton) and Adam in As You
Like It (according to William Oldys). Samuel Schoenbaum notes an early
source describing Shakespeare as playing "kingly parts". This evidence
suggests that Shakespeare often played old men whose role was important
though without speaking too many lines, and that a part such as Romeo
was not entirely within Shakespeare's acting ambit. Can anyone provide
any further evidence, or present a different interpretation?

Cheers,
Douglas McQueen-Thomson
 

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