The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0632 Thursday, 30 March 2000.
From: Drew Whitehead <
Date: Thursday, 30 Mar 2000 09:52:25 +1000 (GMT+1000)
Subject: 11.0610 Re: Two Noble Kinsmen
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0610 Re: Two Noble Kinsmen
> I'm going to really stick my neck out for some flaming here, but maybe
> because the simplicity and silliness of the love/honor conflict seems
> more like early French classical drama than mature Shakespeare. At
> least that's the effect it had on me in my one experience of seeing the
> show produced at Ashland.
> Ed Pixley
I have no wish to flame anybody Ed, but regardless what any of us may
think of the play as a piece of theatre (I have never seen it
performed), the fact remains that TNK is included in ALL the major and
most recent editions of Shakespeare's plays: The Arden, Oxford, Penguin,
Norton, Riverside, Folger, and Cambridge. It is also, by way of
paradox, included in the Arkangel Audio Series published by Penguin
based upon the Pelican Series. So why no Pelican edition? I am simply
curious. Perhaps I should write to them directly.
Our reasons are not prophets
When oft our fancies are
(The Two Noble Kinsmen 5.3)