2002

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2478  Tuesday, 31 December 2002

[1]     From:   Stuart Manger <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 30 Dec 2002 12:53:54 +0000
        Subj:   SHK 13.2465 Re: Questions

[2]     From:   John Zuill <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 30 Dec 2002 12:13:10 -0300
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2465 Re: Questions

[3]     From:   Anna Kamaralli <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 31 Dec 2002 13:48:27 +1100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2465 Re: Questions


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From:           Stuart Manger <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 30 Dec 2002 12:53:54 +0000
Subject: Re: Questions
Comment:        SHK 13.2465 Re: Questions

>>Romeo & Juliet:  The final line of the play reverses the name order
>>of the title to Juliet & her Romeo. Might it be because she has finally
>>won power over a patriarchal society?

Thomas Larque is surely right- it's just for the rhyming couplet!!
Shakespeare's stock method in this play and a number of earlier plays.

I mean, come on people, seeing something deep wrapped up in how he uses
a rhyming couplet to end R and J??  And then constructing a new cultural
thesis on the basis? Is this serious?

Stuart Manger

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From:           John Zuill <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 30 Dec 2002 12:13:10 -0300
Subject: 13.2465 Re: Questions
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2465 Re: Questions

Somewhere I have an account of a 18th or 19th century actress (not
Siddons) saying that she always played Juliet as if she controlled the
relationship, as if the romance was a vessel and Juliet was the
helmswoman as it were. When I find it, I'll post it. She said she
couldn't imagine it any other way and she enjoyed some success with the
role.

John Zuill

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From:           Anna Kamaralli <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 31 Dec 2002 13:48:27 +1100
Subject: 13.2465 Re: Questions
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2465 Re: Questions

> Amy Irwin wrote:
>
>>1:  Antony & Cleopatra:  Cleo is such a selfish drama queen, which leads
>>me to ask: does she commit suicide to be with Antony or to escape
>>Caesar?

I'm surprised that anyone can see Cleopatra this way when you put her
next to Antony, who has got to be the biggest, and most selfish drama
queen ever to grace the stage. Antony has a hissy fit because Cleo lets
Octavius's servant kiss her hand, after he MARRIED someone else. Not
overly given to a sense of proportion, is he? Very fond of name calling
at the drop of a hat, too, along with blaming others for his stuff-ups.
Cleopatra is also more willing to let herself be teased (such as when
Charmian is ribbing her about her former infatuation with Caesar).

Anna Kamaralli

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