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Re: 3 Women
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2156  Tuesday, 7 December 1999.

[1]     From:   Peter Holland <
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        Date:   Monday, 6 Dec 1999 16:26:35 -0000
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[2]     From:   David Skeele <
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        Date:   Monday, 06 Dec 1999 11:42:29 -0400
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[3]     From:   Melissa D. Aaron <
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        Date:   Monday, 06 Dec 1999 08:45:40 -0800
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        Date:   Monday, 6 Dec 1999 09:15:08 -0800 (PST)
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        Date:   Monday, 06 Dec 1999 11:01:52 -0600
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        Date:   Monday, 06 Dec 1999 11:29:30 -0600
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[7]     From:   Carol Barton <
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        Date:   Monday, 6 Dec 1999 12:41:18 EST
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From:           Peter Holland <
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Date:           Monday, 6 Dec 1999 16:26:35 -0000
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Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2145 3 Women

Please don't do Genet's 'The Maids' which Genet wanted to have performed
by three men, not three women (and it's much much better when performed
the way he wanted!).

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From:           David Skeele <
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Date:           Monday, 06 Dec 1999 11:42:29 -0400
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Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2145 3 Women

Sarah,

What about Albee's "Three Tall Women?"

David

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From:           Melissa D. Aaron <
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Date:           Monday, 06 Dec 1999 08:45:40 -0800
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Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2145 3 Women

I don't know if you'd consider it "classical," but the play that leaps
to mind is Paula Vogel's *Desdemona.*

Melissa D. Aaron
http://www.csupomona.edu/~maaron/index.html
California Polytechnic State University at Pomona

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Date:           Monday, 6 Dec 1999 09:15:08 -0800 (PST)
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Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2145 3 Women

Would "Mrs. Klein" work?

Sara van den Berg

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Date:           Monday, 06 Dec 1999 11:01:52 -0600
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Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2145 3 Women

Since all Greek plays were done by three actors you could do any Greek
play. In those days the roles were all acted by men, but by the goose
and gander rule there is no reason why three women actors couldn't act
male and female parts, just as the men did.

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Date:           Monday, 06 Dec 1999 11:29:30 -0600
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Comment:        SHK 10.2145 3 Women -Reply

In reply to Sarah Boswell's enquiry, how "classical" is "classical"?
Would, for instance, Paula Vogel's "Desdemona: Story of a Handkerchief"
qualify, even though it is a contemporary feminist play-for three
women?  A more radical idea, if you are so inclined, is to adapt a
"standard" text to work for three:  I myself have adapted "Macbeth" to
be performed by three, sex/gender indeterminate and fluid.  But it may
also be possible for, say, The Tempest, or perhaps a Sophoclean
tragedy.  Of course, your "three" would have to be pretty stellar.

I will be interested to read other responses.

Nick Pullin.

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From:           Carol Barton <
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Date:           Monday, 6 Dec 1999 12:41:18 EST
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Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2145 3 Women

How about _Lysistrata_?

Or _Hamlet_? (he's being played, schizoid fashion, by three women at the
Folger "as we speak."

Carol Barton
 

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