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Re: SHAKSPERean Characters
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1436  Monday, 11 June 2001

[1]     From:   Mari Bonomi <
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        Date:   Friday, 8 Jun 2001 14:55:32 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1421 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters

[2]     From:   Lucia A. Setari <
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        Date:   Friday, 8 Jun 2001 22:48:00 +0100 (BST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1421 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters

[3]     From:   Takashi Kozuka <
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        Date:   Friday, 08 Jun 2001 19:41:49
        Subj:   Re: SHAKSPERean Characters

[4]     From:   Paul E. Doniger <
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        Date:   Saturday, 9 Jun 2001 00:05:48 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHAKSPERean Characters

[5]     From:   Joe Conlon <
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        Date:   Friday, 8 Jun 2001 23:16:20 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1421 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters


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From:           Mari Bonomi <
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Date:           Friday, 8 Jun 2001 14:55:32 -0400
Subject: 12.1421 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1421 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters

Dream roles? If casting were size, age, gender and talent-blind?

Hmmm...

Beatrice (for her wit and her winning the man)

Rosalind (for the multilayered cross-dressing and b/c somehow she seems
so much more fun than Viola)

Juliet's nurse (such opportunities to creat character) or Juliet's
father (Capulet being by far the most complex character in the play)

Oh wow... so many, many others :)

Mike... how about Mercutio? <BG>

Mari Bonomi

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From:           Lucia A. Setari <
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Date:           Friday, 8 Jun 2001 22:48:00 +0100 (BST)
Subject: 12.1421 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1421 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters

I like to fancy myself as Cleopatra.

Yet I suspect that I am most fit to be Margaret in Richard III (but only
on condition that Richard does not look like George Bush....)

Lucia A. Setari

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From:           Takashi Kozuka <
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Date:           Friday, 08 Jun 2001 19:41:49
Subject:        Re: SHAKSPERean Characters

>George Bush as Richard the Third?

I didn't know he was on this listserve...

Takashi Kozuka

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From:           Paul E. Doniger <
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Date:           Saturday, 9 Jun 2001 00:05:48 -0400
Subject:        Re: SHAKSPERean Characters

> >Charles Weinstein wrote:
> >
> > I played Polonius in a recent production ...
> >
> >This gave me considerable pause for thought.  Now, based on their
> >postings here, are there any Shakespearean characters that members might
> >be thought to play in real life (so to speak)?

And John Briggs wrote:

> I'd like to add to this:  is there any Shakespearean character
> SHAKSPERians would most like NOT to be?

Well, I would like TO BE Kent (and to play the part, as well).

And NOT TO BE any of several characters from LLL (although I'd like to
have PLAYED Armado).

My favorites that I have PLAYED are Feste (and Fabian -- remade into one
character!) and Banquo -- Although I AM neither of them (I do admit to a
certain amount of similarity to the jester). Now it would be a thrill to
play Sir Toby Belch (whom I also do NOT want to BE!).

This is fun,
Paul E. Doniger

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From:           Joe Conlon <
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Date:           Friday, 8 Jun 2001 23:16:20 -0500
Subject: 12.1421 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1421 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters

I think I'd like to be Lord Capulet in Romeo & Juliet.  I love the scene
where he flies into the rage over his wedding plans for Juliet and
Paris.

Joe Conlon

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