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Re: "The Boys . . ."
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0139  Friday, 21 January 2000.

[1]     From:   Terry Ross <
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        Date:   Thursday, 20 Jan 2000 10:58:07 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.01261 Re: Rat Plots (Err.)

[2]     From:   C. David Frankel <
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        Date:   Thursday, 20 Jan 2000 20:22:31 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 11.0117 Re: Rat Plots (Err.)

[3]     From:   John Ramsay <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Jan 2000 01:39:56 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.01261 Re: Rat Plots (Err.)


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From:           Terry Ross <
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Date:           Thursday, 20 Jan 2000 10:58:07 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 11.01261 Re: Rat Plots (Err.)
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.01261 Re: Rat Plots (Err.)

>Hello all, "The Boys from Syracuse" was staged at Stratford Ontario
>about 10 years ago.
>
>It's an excellent musical with 2 showstoppers: "This Must Be Love
>('cause I Don't feel so well)" and "Falling in Love with Love Is Falling
>for Make Believe."

I think you mean "This CAN'T Be Love," not "This MUST Be Love" (both
lines appear in the song, but the former is the title).  While the score
is a very strong one, even by the high standards of Rogers and Hart, and
the songs you refer to have become standards, the one that brings down
the house is "Sing for Your Supper."

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From:           C. David Frankel <
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Date:           Thursday, 20 Jan 2000 20:22:31 -0500
Subject: 11.0117 Re: Rat Plots (Err.)
Comment:        RE: SHK 11.0117 Re: Rat Plots (Err.)

The Boys from Syracuse (1938, film version -1940) and Comedy of Errors
derive from Plautus' Menaechmi; the Zero Mostel film referred to is, I
think, the 1966 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, also
derived from Plautus, but not the Menaechmi.  According to the Internet
Movie Database, there was a CBC television production of Boys from
Syracuse in 1986.

cdf

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From:           John Ramsay <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Jan 2000 01:39:56 -0500
Subject: 11.01261 Re: Rat Plots (Err.)
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.01261 Re: Rat Plots (Err.)

Hello again, the Internet Movie Database lists the Stratford Ontario
Production of "The Boys from Syracuse" (1986)

I imagine it's a film/tape of the stage version. I've no idea how
available it is. Likely not in your local video store.

John Ramsay
Welland Ontario
 

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