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Re: Ghost Dad-French
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2705  Friday, 30 November 2001

From:           Graham Hall <
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Date:           Thursday, 29 Nov 2001 19:56:44 +0000
Subject: 12.2684 Re: Ghost Dad-French
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2684 Re: Ghost Dad-French

"Theatre for a New Audience", an Off-Broadway Company (NYC) on first
international tour, is giving Cymbeline currently at The Other Place,
Stratford-upon-Avon. The production is certainly different and worth a
visit if it comes your way! Morgan, Polydore and Cadwal appear as
cowboys straight out of a John Wayne film - spurs, Stetsons, chaps,
drawls, etc. There is even a bit of Country and Western. All this made
the phrase "...are you packing..."(3.5.82{Arden})leap out. I recall this
as an obligatory interrogation by the Sheriff of the Gunslinger in
countless Westerns. My wife insists that I am confused by the context in
which I have just heard it and that the phrase was obligatory in
Gangster movies.  Make your play, pardners! Who's right?

Best wishes,
Graham Hall

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