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Re: Affronting Ophelia
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.06644  Friday, 16 April 1999.

From:           Skip Nicholson <
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Date:           Thursday, 15 Apr 1999 19:20:31 -0700
Subject: 10.06625 Affronting Ophelia
Comment:        RE: SHK 10.06625 Affronting Ophelia

>On March 26, David Baron, the film critic for the Times Picayune, wrote
>that Gwyneth Paltrow's Academy Award acceptance speech reminded him of
>Ophelia's "mad scene in King Lear."  In an unprecedented fit of
>precision, the TP fired Baron who has been reviewing films for the paper
>since 1979.  Fear it, Ophelia, fear it, and pay attention to your
>English professor.

Anyone who heard her speech knows that Baron was absolutely right. In
fact, he could have said Ophelia's mad scene in Two Gentlemen of Verona
and still have been right.

Cheers,
Skip Nicholson
South Pasadena (CA) HS

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