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Re: Bard Bade Goodbye
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0829  Wednesday, 11 April 2001

[1]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 10 Apr 2001 11:18:28 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0817 Re: Bard Bade Goodbye

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        Date:   Tuesday, 10 Apr 2001 20:06:46 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0817 Re: Bard Bade Goodbye


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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Tuesday, 10 Apr 2001 11:18:28 -0700
Subject: 12.0817 Re: Bard Bade Goodbye
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0817 Re: Bard Bade Goodbye

Syd Kasten observes that

>But the Japanese Kurosawa used Shakespeare as a seed and sent us back,
>as through a warp in space-time, uniquely Japanese gardens in his
>renderings of Shakespearean themes and structures. I don't think Hughes'
>bi-directional metaphor of "doorway" is that far out.

I think it interesting that Kurosawa was denounced by French
intellectuals (I don't know of what school) as "not Japanese enough".
Since his work borrowed so heavily from Shakespeare, not to mention
Hollywood, some people couldn't accept it as Japanese.  There's
something in this, I think, about seeing elements of western culture as
purely corrosive, a pollution rather than an addition to anything with
which they come into contact.

Cheers,
Se

 

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