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Re: Passion in Pieces
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1927  Thursday, 19 September 2002

[1]     From:   R. A. Cantrell <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 18 Sep 2002 09:39:21 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1918 Passion in Pieces

[2]     From:   Peter Groves <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 18 Sep 2002 22:37:07 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1918 Passion in Pieces


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From:           R. A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Wednesday, 18 Sep 2002 09:39:21 -0500
Subject: 13.1918 Passion in Pieces
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1918 Passion in Pieces

Thanks for all the work Sam. I enjoyed my visit to the P in P site.
Break a leg.

All the best,
R.A. Cantrell
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Date:           Wednesday, 18 Sep 2002 22:37:07 +0000
Subject: 13.1918 Passion in Pieces
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1918 Passion in Pieces

>From:           Sam Small <
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>The soundtrack proved more problematical.  I had had several positive
>ideas about how the reading should sound.  The image I had was of the
>ghost of the Bard leaning in a dark corner of the room watching the same
>relationship unfold before his eyes that he suffered all those years
>ago.  I tried reading the thing myself with that in mind and people
>seemed to like it. I kept my southern English vowel sounds but was very
>particular about sounding every consonant.  I paid little heed to the
>meter - but a lot to the punctuation.

Your project sounds very interesting, but your approach to reading the
Sonnets is the wrong way round: the metre (or rather his artful use of
it from line to line) is Shakespeare's (it's his way of "pointing" a
reading) but the punctuation isn't, or not necessarily (the 1609 edition
was pirated, and all subsequent editions have been edited).

Peter Groves

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