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Re: Representation (was Banquo)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0148  Monday, 24 January 2000.

[1]     From:   Skip Nicholson <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Jan 2000 21:13:34 -0800
        Subj:   RE: SHK 11.0145 Re: Banquo etc.

[2]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Jan 2000 10:18:32 -0800
        Subj:   SHK 11.0145 Re: Banquo etc


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From:           Skip Nicholson <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Jan 2000 21:13:34 -0800
Subject: 11.0145 Re: Banquo etc.
Comment:        RE: SHK 11.0145 Re: Banquo etc.

...and it's not just the unlettered who suffer from that confusion.
Years ago when the late Robert Young had the title role in the TV series
"Marcus Welby, M.D." he was invited to give the keynote speech at an AMA
convention.  I think I remember that he accepted.

Cheers,
Skip Nicholson
South Pasadena (CA) HS

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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Jan 2000 10:18:32 -0800
Subject: Re: Banquo etc.
Comment:        SHK 11.0145 Re: Banquo etc.

This sounds so much like an urban legend.

> I read recently about a farcical TV sitcom of some years back,
> "Gilligan's Island," which mentioned that every week there would be many
> phone calls from viewers to the Coast Guard, the Air Force,
> Congressional Representatives, among others, pleading with them to do
> SOMETHING to rescue those people on the island.

Did the Coast Guard ever look?

Perhaps it isn't an urban legend, and alas, neither is this.  In his
autobiography, Jack Benny told of a letter he received from a lawyer
(not Larry Weiss or Dana Shilling, I'm sure) chastising him for paying
his butler, Rochester, such low wages.

Of course Eddie Anderson, the gifted comedian who played Rochester, did
quite well.  He even had his own butler in real life.  But this learned
counselor had reality confusion. There was one lawyer Jack Cade was
right about (note how deftly I justify these comments with a
Shakespearean reference).

I used to wonder why my parents told me not to jump off the roof when
I'd pin a towel to my shoulders and play Superman.  What did they think
I was, a lawyer?

Mike Jensen
 

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