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Re: MND Tops Survey
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2691  Thursday, 29 November 2001

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Wednesday, 28 Nov 2001 10:04:25 -0800
Subject: 12.2686 Re: MND Tops Survey
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2686 Re: MND Tops Survey

Mr. Small wrote,

>It is an old screenwriting adage that "if a scene is about what the
>scene is about you are in deep trouble".  Writers of experience know
>that sub text is sometimes never obvious and that telling an audience
>clearly what you mean at every turn will bore them out of the theatre in
>droves.  I am sure Shakespeare applied this tenant to the whole of R&J.

Does this mean that *Richard III* and *Othello* repel audiences?

>It is due his genius that educated people mistake the play for a study
>of adolescence.

So his genius is to keep the audience from understanding what his play
is about?

Mr. Small, do you really mean to imply these things?

Mike Jensen

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