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Re: Postmodern Shakespearean Performance
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0224  Monday, 28 January 2002

[1]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Sunday, 27 Jan 2002 14:23:04 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0207 Re: Postmodern Shakespearean Performance

[2]     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Monday, 28 Jan 2002 07:57:01 -0500
        Subj:   SHK 13.0207 Re: Postmodern Shakespearean Performance

[3]     From:   Karen Peterson <
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        Date:   Monday, 28 Jan 2002 06:28:01 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0207 Re: Postmodern Shakespearean Performance


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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Sunday, 27 Jan 2002 14:23:04 -0800
Subject: 13.0207 Re: Postmodern Shakespearean Performance
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0207 Re: Postmodern Shakespearean Performance

In a 22 Jan. 2002 post, Mr. Weinstein wrote:

>Sher's portrayal of Macbeth as a scowling, bug-eyed gnome was no more
>persuasive than his psycho-robotic Leontes.    The great heroic and tragic
>parts are simply incompatible with his particular talents.

On 14 Jan. it was:

>the press and the grapevine tell me that Derrah has finally kick-started
>himself into some semblance of adequacy.

In a 15 Jan. post he wrote:

>In truth, Beale did not strike me as particularly gay or particularly
>straight; he
>merely struck me as short, fat, ugly, turgid, sluggish and boring.

I could go on endlessly, but that is enough to make my point.  In
Sunday's post, Mr. Weinstein wrote:

>Those who wish to change my mind will have to go the route of reasoned
>argument.

I'm curious.  Does anybody besides, possibly, Mr. Weinstein, consider
the above to be examples of reasoned argument?

Dates are given so list members may easily read Mr. Weinstein's comments
in context.

Mike Jensen

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From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Monday, 28 Jan 2002 07:57:01 -0500
Subject: Re: Postmodern Shakespearean Performance
Comment:        SHK 13.0207 Re: Postmodern Shakespearean Performance

If Charles Weinstein's account of the threats of physical violence and
the death-wish he has received is accurate, then he is absolutely right
to be concerned. The issuing of threats of this nature is a serious
offence in law and it would be unwise of list-members to appear in any
way to want to sweep it under the carpet. The suggestion that such
matters should be kept 'off-list' seems to move in that direction. On
the contrary, we need to make quite clear our wholesale disapproval of
such tactics in any shape or form and in any location, public or
private. Unless and until we do, we risk becoming a laughing-stock in
the public prints.

Terence Hawkes

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From:           Karen Peterson <
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Date:           Monday, 28 Jan 2002 06:28:01 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 13.0207 Re: Postmodern Shakespearean Performance
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0207 Re: Postmodern Shakespearean Performance

I repeat my opinion: whatever exchanges occur between list members in
off-list correspondence should remain off-list.

Karen E. Peterson
University of Wales, Lampeter

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