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Re: Act and Scene Divisions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0460  Tuesday, 7 March 2000.

[1]     From:   John Drakakis <
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        Date:   Monday, 6 Mar 2000 21:09:52 -0000
        Subj:   RE: SHK 11.0437 Re: Act and Scene Divisions

[2]     From:   Peter Holland <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 7 Mar 2000 08:45:45 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0437 Re: Act and Scene Divisions


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From:           John Drakakis <
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Date:           Monday, 6 Mar 2000 21:09:52 -0000
Subject: 11.0437 Re: Act and Scene Divisions
Comment:        RE: SHK 11.0437 Re: Act and Scene Divisions

Try Emrys Jones,  Scenic Form in Shakespeare

Cheers,
John Drakakis

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From:           Peter Holland <
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Date:           Tuesday, 7 Mar 2000 08:45:45 -0000
Subject: 11.0437 Re: Act and Scene Divisions
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0437 Re: Act and Scene Divisions

Kyd's Spanish Tragedy is not, pace Clifford Stetner, in four acts, even
though modern editions introduce act breaks. It was originally published
without any act-breaks but editors put in ones for whenever Revenge
speaks. But, in effect, Revenge does not speak across the break between
what might otherwise be acts three and four because he has fallen
asleep. The occlusion of the act-break chorus is a neat joke on Kyd's
part that editors have managed to ignore.
 

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