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Re: Two Noble Kinsmen
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1799  Saturday, 23 October 1999.

[1]     From:   Dana Shilling <
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        Date:   Thursday, 21 Oct 1999 12:04:23 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1784 Re: Two Noble Kinsmen

[2]     From:   Drew Whitehead <
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        Date:   Friday, 22 Oct 1999 09:19:46 +1000 (GMT+1000)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1784 Re: Two Noble Kinsmen


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From:           Dana Shilling <
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Date:           Thursday, 21 Oct 1999 12:04:23 -0400
Subject: 10.1784 Re: Two Noble Kinsmen
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1784 Re: Two Noble Kinsmen

Now it makes sense. If the pyramid is any tall, pointy object (not
necessarily one with sharply sloping sides) then they must have been
wrestling, Orlando-and-Charles style; whoever gets pushed to the pole
loses.

Dana (Shilling)

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From:           Drew Whitehead <
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Date:           Friday, 22 Oct 1999 09:19:46 +1000 (GMT+1000)
Subject: 10.1784 Re: Two Noble Kinsmen
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1784 Re: Two Noble Kinsmen

>Speaking of Two Noble Kinsmen, the Archangel recording was supposed to
>have been released last February, according to a bookstore I asked.
>Then in July they told me they never heard of it.
>
>I haven't seen it anywhere.  Does anyone know if it has been released?
>Is it in the UK, but not yet in the US?  How about Canada?  Tanya, do
>you know?

The Arkangel TNK has indeed been released in the UK.  I bought it from
amazon.co.uk about 2 months ago.  It is very good.  Well acted, and a
cracking good story.  I have had reservations about the Arkangel series
in general, I think it was a mistake to have the same director and
composer throughout the entire series.  Brill's direction while good for
some plays, eg TNK, is lacking in others, Twelfth Night springs to
mind.  The same can be said for the music, enjoyable in TNK but sadly
lacking in TN, especially considering how important music is to the
latter play.

I have only two complaints about the Arkangel TNK,

1. As there was consistency of actors throughout the Arkangel RII, 1,2
Henry IV, and Henry V, and it might have been better if they had used
the same actors for Theseus and Hipolita that they in MSD.

2. Fletcher's name while appearing on the cover of the cassette is not
mentioned on the actual tape where the play is represented as entirely
by Shakespeare.

Drew Whitehead
Dept. of English
University of Queensland
 

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