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Re: Hoffman's MND
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0983  Monday, 30 April 2001

From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Saturday, 28 Apr 2001 09:20:23 -0700
Subject: 12.0969 Re: Hoffman's MND
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0969 Re: Hoffman's MND

Just to follow up on Eva Diskow's question about bicycles in Hoffman's
MND, I would say that these elements of technology in the woods of
Athens struck me as among the most successful elements of the
production, which seemed to be set in a moment when technology was
displacing magic and art.  Another nice example occurs when Bottom shows
the fairies how to use a phonograph.  The Athenians also have a magic,
which amazes the fairies.



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