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Re: Two Noble Kinsmen
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0683  Monday, 3 April 2000.

From:           Edward Pixley <
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Date:           Saturday, 01 Apr 2000 11:36:15 -0500
Subject: 11.0644 Re: Two Noble Kinsmen
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0644 Re: Two Noble Kinsmen

> I just saw a production of Two Noble Kinsmen at Cuyahoga Community
> College here in the Cleveland area.  It wasn't silly and sentimental at
> all, but kindly satirical, funny, and most delightful.  Quite Chaucerian
> in fact.  I came away thinking that the play should be studied and
> produced more often.
>
> I was also struck by its similarities to Two Gentlemen of Verona.  I had
> expected the production to be more as Ed described-pre Corneille or
> Racine-and was pleasantly surprised that it did not turn out that way at
> all.
>
> Susan Oldrieve
> Baldwin-Wallace College

Thanks, Susan, for your much more positive response.  Chaucerian?  Hm!
I will definitely have to take another look.  My response may have been
the production, but it could also have been me.  I think we saw it on
the third day of 106 degree temperatures in Ashland and were perhaps not
in the most receptive mood.

Ed Pixley
 

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