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Audrey in AYL 3.2
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2324  Friday, 22 November 2002

From:           Joe Canzoneri <
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Date:           Wednesday, 20 Nov 2002 22:37:14 EST
Subject:        Audrey in AYL 3.2

I am working on a performance of a truncated version of 3.2 of As You
Like It with a group of high school students, and we're struggling with
the Audrey role.  In our scene, her part has been reduced to a mere six
lines.  She asks four questions re: Touchstone's features, the
definition of poetical, being "poetical" and being honest. She then
comments on her lack of "fairness" and concludes with the "I am not a
slut" line.  I know she's supposed to be a simple shepherdess.  How much
of what she says does she actually understand?  Does she know the
meanings of "foul" and "slut"?  Is she attracted to Touchstone?  What's
her (gasp! I know many on this list despise the term) objective?  The
rest of the scene has been progressing smoothly, but this segment has
been flat and dull.  I'd love some feedback...

Thanks!
Joe Canzoneri

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