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Re: Mrs. Bottom
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2180  Thursday, 9 December 1999.

[1]     From:   Peter Holland <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 7 Dec 1999 17:12:07 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.2170 Re: Midsummer Night's Dream--on video

[2]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 07 Dec 1999 10:39:48 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.2170 Re: Midsummer Night's Dream--on video


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From:           Peter Holland <
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Date:           Tuesday, 7 Dec 1999 17:12:07 -0000
Subject: 10.2170 Re: Midsummer Night's Dream--on video
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2170 Re: Midsummer Night's Dream--on video

Mrs Bottom was going to appear in Max Reinhardt's 1935 film version -
see Russell Jackson's article about the shooting script he discovered
(*Shakespeare Buuletin* 16 (1998) pp.39-41).

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Tuesday, 07 Dec 1999 10:39:48 -0800
Subject: 10.2170 Re: Midsummer Night's Dream--on video
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2170 Re: Midsummer Night's Dream--on video

Terence Hawkes muses:

> Much more fetching was the restoration of
> the play's pivotal character, Mrs. Bottom. Indeed, it seemed to me that
> the intellectual toughness beneath the slight lyric grace of her lines
> had palpable puddling potential.  I have always felt that this lady,
> last seen in Hollywood, could tell us a great deal about Gertrude.

Could she tell us something about Innogen?

Cheers,
Se

 

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