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Re: Marvin Rosenberg
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0277  Friday, 14 February 2003

[1]     From:   Herman Gollob <
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        Date:   Thursday, 13 Feb 2003 10:39:32 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0268 Re: Marvin Rosenberg

[2]     From:   Alan J. Sanders <
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        Date:   Thursday, 13 Feb 2003 11:35:51 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0268 Re: Marvin Rosenberg


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From:           Herman Gollob <
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Date:           Thursday, 13 Feb 2003 10:39:32 EST
Subject: 14.0268 Re: Marvin Rosenberg
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0268 Re: Marvin Rosenberg

Marvin Rosenberg's MASKS were instrumental in kindling the consuming
passion for Shakespeare that I developed at the age of 65.  I consider
these volumes the Talmud of Shakespeare study.  Thank you Mike Jensen
for the tip about a Rosenberg book hitherto unknown to me.

Herman Gollob

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From:           Alan J. Sanders <
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Date:           Thursday, 13 Feb 2003 11:35:51 -0500
Subject: 14.0268 Re: Marvin Rosenberg
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0268 Re: Marvin Rosenberg

I meant to write something sooner and somehow didn't feel -- I don't
know .  . . worthy -- to comment on this man's passing.  I am very new
to the works of Marvin Rosenberg.  Last year I had asked for help, from
the members of this list, on approaching the role of Director for
"Macbeth."  Without hesitation, I received several e-mails telling me to
get "The Masks of Macbeth."  When I finally found a copy via an
intra-library loan, I was instantly held in awe.  I felt as though I had
SEEN the dozens of productions mentioned in the book.  I had a hundred
different views of how to play each of the characters and how the
characters themselves have evolved on the stage and screen over the
years.  I lived in the pages of that book for almost two months (before
the threatening phone calls from the library convinced me I had to
finally return it!) and have been searching -- in vain -- to get my own
copy, as it is now out of print.  However, I did go online and bought
every one of his "Masks of" books AND "The Adventures of a Shakespeare
Scholar."

Now, I feel as though my small series of books have taken on new
importance. They help to highlight the wonder and the fascination that
IS Shakespeare.

I never knew the man, but I know his works.

For that, I count myself most humbly blessed to have stumbled across his
path.

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