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Re: Henry VI
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1295  Monday, 13 May 2002

[1]     From:   Ann Carrigan <
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        Date:   Friday, 10 May 2002 13:31:24 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1282  Re: Henry VI

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        Date:   Friday, 10 May 2002 16:25:48 -0300
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1282 Re: Henry VI

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        Date:   Monday, 13 May 2002 08:31:59 +0100
        Subj:   SHK 13.1282 Re: Henry VI


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Date:           Friday, 10 May 2002 13:31:24 -0400
Subject: 13.1282  Re: Henry VI
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1282  Re: Henry VI

Al Magary wrote:

>The fictional president on NBC's West Wing, Jed Bartlet, must be one of
>the intellectually sharpest ever to occupy the office.
[...]
>So he asks one staffer, Of all the Henries,
>which one do you think I am?  And a little later he asks his stunned
>personal aide, How many parts in Shakespeare do you think I could play?

Beg to differ, but only slightly. Bartlett (Martin Sheen) asked which
one of the Plantagenets he most closely resembled, which throws the door
open a bit wider. And, I had to take a beat after the second question,
but what I heard was, if Shakespeare were to make him (Bartlett) the
subject of a play, how many parts would it (the play) be? He had just
mentioned the three parts of Henry VI.

The part you may have missed dealt with the fact that a production from
London had come to DC, which seemed to bow to the RSC history cycle of a
year ago, except that Charlie Young (Dul

 

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