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Re: The Most Unkindest Cut
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2183  Thursday, 9 December 1999.

From:           Edward Pixley <
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Date:           Tuesday, 07 Dec 1999 20:09:51 -0500
Subject: 10.2149 Re: The Most Unkindest Cut
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2149 Re: The Most Unkindest Cut

I've used Ball in playwriting classes as well as in script analysis
classes.  It is so wonderfully basic.  Students sometimes accuse him of
stating the obvious, but when pressed, they quickly admit that his
points usually weren't obvious until he made them obvious.  One of his
favorite techniques, in fact, is to remind the reader of how obvious the
points are, so that we can all be amazed together at the folly of those
who seem not to have noticed.

Ed Pixley
SUNY-Oneonta
 

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