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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0828  Wednesday, 11 April 2001

From:           Don Bloom <
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Date:           Tuesday, 10 Apr 2001 12:58:39 -0500
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare and Sullivan

Dear Listers:

I haven't thought about this in quite a while, but I am old enough to
remember the Ed Sullivan Show and to have vague memories of actors
performing bits of WS on the air. My best memory is of someone
(Olivier?) doing Lear's speech as he carries the body of the dead
Cordelia ("Howl!  howl! howl! . . ."). I also seem to recall the same or
another actor doing Othello ("Put out the light . . ."). An interesting
feature was the actor sitting at a table on stage beforehand and talking
about the scene while he put on his make-up. (Perhaps this last was the
inspiration for Wasserman's use of the idea in "Man of La Mancha".)

My question is this: do the kines for the Sullivan Show still exist so
that these could be recovered?

Does anyone else remember them?

Cheers,
don

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